PM not the only politician who owns property in England: Muqam

PML-N leader Amir Muqam says once elected in K-P, his party will bring a “revolutionary change” in the province.

PESHAWAR: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is not the only politician who owns property in England but he alone was being discussed across the country, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) President and PM’s adviser Amir Muqam said on Monday.

Addressing a gathering of party activists in Peshawar, Muqam said Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan had asked the prime minister to step down until the Panamagate inquiry was over but was silent over similar charges against K-P Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser.

“Not even a single minister of the federal government has been charged with corruption,” he added.
Lashing out at the PTI-led K-P government, Muqam said the provincial government had failed to bring about a change. “If you want to see a change, you should cross the Attock Bridge and enter Punjab to see it,” he added.

Muqam said once elected in K-P, the PML-N would bring a “revolutionary change” in the province.

National Assembly Deputy Speaker Murtaza Javed Abbasi also addressed the gathering. He said party leaders were working to bring the central leadership and province’s activists, who feel disenfranchised, closer.

“Some political parties are trying to create the misconception that the federal government isn’t bothered about problems faced by Pashtuns, Abbasi maintained. “But let me make it clear that the federal government has always supported Pashtuns,” he added.

He claimed it was the Pakistan People’s Party that had blocked 0.3 million identity cards of Pashtuns, but political parties were holding the PML-N responsible for it. Abbasi added that in fact his party was the one that had ordered that Pashtuns’ cards be unblocked.

The party’s MNAs and MPAs and leaders from the tribal areas also attended the gathering.

Published in Express Tribune

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