Voters shouldn’t fall for empty slogans like ‘Manzil Nahi Rehnum Chahye’: Aamir Liaquat
KARACHI: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Amir Liaquat on Friday said that his party will campaign for upcoming general elections with an aim to educate voters lest they fall for some political parties’ “empty slogans”, ARY News reported.
Expressing his views during ARY News’ show Aitraaz Hai , Aamir Liaquat Hussain said that his party will present its manifesto for upcoming polls in the April 29 rally at Lahore’s Minar-e-Pakistan but in the first phase, his party members will urge voters to question politicians about their priorities.
“We are urging them (the voters) to ask the candidates: will you visit this constituency again? will you develop this area? will you keep my area clean?; we are urging voters to demand respect and not fall for empty slogans like ‘Manzil Nahi Rehnuma Chahye’ (we need leader not destination),” said Aamir Liaquat.
‘Manzil Nahi Rehnuma Chahye’ was one of Muttahida Qaumi Movement’s (MQM) slogans till they were led by founder Altaf Hussain. The party members never raised the slogan after it dissociated itself from Altaf Hussain and became a separate entity under Farooq Sattar on August 23, 2016.
The slogan was raised to express full confidence in the leadership of Altaf Hussain.
Aamir Liaquat, who himself served MQM in the past, however, didn’t stop here and also criticised Sindh province’s ruling party, the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) by criticising their top slogan “Bhutto Zinda Hai”.
“Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto was a great leader but Bhutto Zinda Hai slogan has no meaning when people are dying in Tharparkar,” asked Aamir Liaquat.
He was speaking on the topic of sanctity of vote, voters’ respect and the recent “Vote Ko Izzat Do” (respect vote) seminar by the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz.