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PML-N’s Senior Chief Ahsan Iqbal. Picture: File
  • Ahsan Iqbal says PM Imran Khan is a “polarising figure” who’s making a divide in society.
  • Says PM’s allegation in opposition to Nawaz Sharif that he did not protest in opposition to Salman Rushdie’s blasphemous e book throughout his tenure is baseless as a result of the e book was revealed in 1988, whereas Nawaz Sharif took over in 1990.
  • Says Imran Khan ought to admit that working a rustic is past his [capacity] and he isn’t match for this job.

PML-N secretary-general Ahsan Iqbal on Monday mentioned Prime Minister Imran Khan is a “polarising figure” who’s making a divide in society.

Iqbal was referring to PM Imran Khan’s handle earlier as we speak through which he had accused the PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif of staying silent when Salman Rushdie’s blasphemous e book was revealed. 

The premier had mentioned that regardless of being the prime minister at the moment, Nawaz Sharif had did not register a protest on behalf of Pakistan on worldwide boards in opposition to the disrespectful e book.

Refuting the PM’s declare, Iqbal, talking in Geo Information’ programme “Aaj Shahzeb Khanzada Kay Sath”, mentioned the blasphemous e book was revealed in 1988, whereas Nawaz Sharif grew to become the prime minister of Pakistan in 1990, subsequently, the premier’s accusations are baseless. 

“When the head of the state is a polarising figure who is always creating a divide in society, then no [man], no party, and no leader can single-handedly address such issues in the country,” Iqbal mentioned in reference to the latest violent countrywide protests and the next clashes of a banned non secular organisation with the police.

“During such times, we need unifiers to bring the nation together instead of dividing it further,” he mentioned. 

He went on to say he’s “convinced” the ruling PTI-led authorities would “further polarise society” and exploit the assets so long as it stays in energy.

“Imran Khan should admit that running a country is beyond his [capacity] and he is not fit for this job,” he mentioned. “The only solution to the problems of this country is a free and fair election. For God’s sake, have mercy on this country and step down from your office instead of pushing the country into the quicksand of problems.”

Iqbal additionally mentioned that if PM Imran Khan’s authorities was severe about resolving points, then it will have taken the matter of expelling a  nation’s ambassador to the Parliament as an alternative of taking advert hoc choices with out session.

‘Violent protests in Pakistan won’t make a distinction to France’

Earlier within the day, Prime Minister Imran Khan had spoken concerning the latest spate of violence within the nation and had mentioned that vandalising our property won’t reap any advantages.

Detailing the lack of lives, the variety of individuals injured, and the injury executed to properties throughout the protests, the PM mentioned that the TLP believes it’s the solely celebration within the nation that loves the Holy Prophet (PBUH).

“The government has been negotiating with the TLP for the last two-and-a-half months,” the PM mentioned, including that the celebration have held protests earlier than too nevertheless it didn’t make a distinction to France.

“I know the West better than anyone else, so I know how to deal with the problem too,” the PM confused, including that vandalising our personal property, killing and injuring our personal individuals won’t make a distinction to France in any respect.

He then talked concerning the authorities’s technique to cope with Islamophobia. The PM detailed how he had been elevating the difficulty on totally different worldwide boards, together with the United Nations, and in addition wrote to Fb’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg concerning the matter.

The Prime Minister mentioned that the federal government believes in approaching the heads of all Muslim nations so {that a} collective technique might be formulated to cope with Islamophobia.

Citing the instance of how European nations got here collectively to strengthen legal guidelines concerning the Holocaust and criminalised its denial, he mentioned that Muslim nations, too, ought to work collectively to get rid of Islamophobia which is being practised within the West within the identify of freedom of speech.

The Prime Minister additionally appealed to the non secular students of Pakistan and mentioned that violent protests and clashes with the police will solely damage the nation and supply fodder to Indian web sites and different enemies of the state to capitalise on the scenario.

“We all must unite and thank Allah for His mercy,” the PM mentioned. “We coped with the coronavirus situation in the country and have steered our economy towards betterment. Let’s not sabotage this process by holding the country hostage to violence.” 

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