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Imran’s speaking against corruption only political gimmick: Ahsan Iqbal

ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal on Sunday said Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan’s speaking against corruption was just a political gimmick as the PTI itself was one of the corrupt political parties, ARY News reported.

“The PTI’s corruption rhetoric is only aimed at opposing the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N),” he said talking to media in Narowal.

He said Imran Khan had failed to appoint head of accountability commission of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and was using corruption as a political weapon.

The interior minister said those raising slogans against taking loans and metro bus projects, were now following it by themselves.

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He said false propaganda and news on social media were being used as a big tool against the government, therefore the government had decided to devise a policy in this regard.

“To ensure true political and democratic freedom on social media, the government with all other stakeholders will devise a policy,” he said.

Ahsan Iqbal said the opponents were worried that in the next general elections they would be left empty-handed.

He said the government would complete its term and power would be shifted peacefully.

The minister said completing of term by the present government was proof of strong basis of constitutional and democratic values in the country.

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He said Pakistan was moving on democratic and constitutional path and now codes of power-shift had become stronger.

Ahsan Iqbal termed the development of infrastructure from Gilgit to Gwadar an important milestone in the history.

He said no objection could be raised on the projects launched by the incumbent government during last four years.

The interior minister said that due to its strong policies, the government was able to overcome the energy shortage from the country.



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