Imran Khan suffering from Nawaz phobia: Saad Rafique

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Federal Minister for Railways Khawaja Saad Rafique on Wednesday said Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan was suffering from Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif ‘phobia’.

“We come and speak in media as we want the people to know our viewpoint,” he said while speaking to newsmen outside the Supreme Court in Islamabad.

“If Imran Khan, Leader Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Siraj ul Haq and Awami Muslim League (AML) chief Sheikh Rasheed were serious enough then they would have focused on the court proceedings instead of giving statements,” Saad Rafique said. “They are doing politics on Panama papers and not serious in fighting the case in the court.”

The minister said that PTI’s selection of lawyers clearly indicated that they were not serious in the case. He questioned Imran Khan that whether he was working for Pakistan or its enemies.

“When it comes to providing evidence in the court than Imran has nothing to offer. Imran did not serve in KPK and instead only knows to block the Federal Capital and do sit-ins,” he remarked.

Saad Rafique said that PTI didn’t talk about the Khyber Bank and their performance in KPK.

“They do not talk about the jail break of D.I. Khan,” he said adding Imran introduced abusive language in politics which was not the culture of politics.

The railways minister said that Imran Khan was hiding when Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) participated in long march for the restoration of judges and Nawaz Sharif was leading from the front.

“A leader is who leads from the front rather than making his workers come to fore,” he said.

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The minister said that Imran Khan started from ball tampering and “now is doing politics and democracy tampering”.

“Imran gives call for sit-ins and he hides in his home making his workers suffer,” he said.

Speaking about the PTI funds that come from abroad he said why Imran did not respond to Akbar Barbar’s petition.

Saad Rafique said that the PTI Chief was busy in pressurizing national institutions to achieve his goals. He said that Imran Khan and Sheikh Rashid were doing the politics of lies and baseless allegations.

The minister expressed the confidence that the people would vote for PML-N in the next general elections in 2018 and would elect Nawaz Sharif as the prime minister once again.

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