Islamabad, Pakistan: Minister of State for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage Marriyum Aurangzeb on Monday came down hard on Imran Khan alluding him to Bal Thackeray saying “Bal Thackeray of Pakistan should reflect on the best interest of
Pakistan before issuing his statements, rather than promoting his vested interest aimed at pushing his personal political agenda.
According to state run news agency APP, she said the decision to hold the Pakistan Super League (PSL) final in Pakistan has been taken after detailed deliberations and in consultation with all relevant authorities.
Responding to recent statements issued by Imran Khan, she added that instead of criticizing Punjab government and PSL for the sake of criticism, he should have been more forthcoming with resources and support from KPK. Through his carelessness and selfish
approach to matters of national importance, Imran Khan has yet again disappointed the nation and strengthened our enemies. She demanded that he should retract his statement. She further said that the whole nation is celebrating the decision that demanded courage and resilience on part of the government as well as masses.
Commenting on another political rival, Bilawal Bhautto, she said that Bilawal should channelize the patriotic leadership inherited by him from Muhtarma Shaheed Benazir Bhutto rather than trying to use the politics of influencing and pressurizing the Supreme Court through his statements.
She further stated that the Supreme Court of Pakistan is an honorable institution committed to dispensing their verdict based on principles of jurisprudence and rule of Law and not on adolescent political rhetoric.
She concluded by saying that the decision of hosting the PSL final in Lahore is the manifestation of successful operations conducted against the terrorists.