BANNU: Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan on Sunday said Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam — Fazl (JUI-F) Chief Maulana Fazl-ur-Rehman was a power-seeking missile who immediately went after those in power.
“Fazl-ur-Rehman is the magnet who joins anybody who gets into power,” he said while addressing masses in Bannu, Fazl’s stronghold.
He asked if the JUI-F chief, who has long been chairman of Kashmir committee with different governments, had done anything for Kashmiris.
Imran also berated Akram Khan Durrani, JUI-F MNA from Bannu, along Fazl for being part of the government of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, who is accused of billions of rupee money embezzlement in public exchequer.
“When Akram Durrani asks you for votes you need to ask him questions. You ask Akram Durrani what did they o about the power projects that they announced here? Ask him about where the allocated money was spent,” he said.
While, he said, the PTI government built four microhydel power projects in Bannu district and 300 microhydel power projects in the areas where there was no electricity.
Citing example of the education system in England, he narrated a story saying, “I want to tell you a story today, so listen to me carefully. I called on Aneel Musarrat, a young man from England. He was seven when his father died but he studied free in public schools there.
“Today despite having lost his father as a young child he is one of the biggest tax paying businessman of UK. Why? Because, the UK government took his responsibility.
“This is the kind of system I want for Pakistan that even an orphan who has no support, when given an opportunity, should be able to reach the maximum of his potential,” he said.
Imran said for that reason he wanted to increase the status of government schools and that’s what the PTI did in KP in its first government.
“Pakistan’s system should be such that anyone who works hard should be able to get opportunities and develop in life,” he said.
The PTI chief said for the first time ever a government thought about the next generations instead of next election and planted one billion trees.
“I’m contesting election with you, you make me win I will not disappoint you. You pray to Allah that ‘May the party that can eradicate poverty, and can bring respect to green passport, win,'” he said.