ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) chairperson Imran Khan Wednesday took a swipe at Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for neglecting terror victims of Quetta and Parachinar and allegedly giving preference to fire victims ofSouthern Punjab by paying a visit to them.
Khan addressed the media in the federal capital and pointed out that the premier did not visit Quetta and Parachinar and inquired on health of the wounded.
Terming the premier’s negligence as exacerbating feelings of provincial discrimination, Khan said: “It is unfortunate that Prime Minister only chose to visitBahawalpur. Our people are in mourning in Quetta and Parachinar also. Is Nawaz Sharif not the Prime Minister of Balochistan & FATA?”
Khan talked about Panamagate investigations and held any action or word spoken against Joint Investigation Team (JIT), against the apex court. He said that Sharif brothers were ruling Punjab for the past 25 years and who was to be held responsible for lack of a burn unit in Punjab.
Khan said that smaller provinces must not be overlooked. He said that Nawaz Sharif has stated recently that JIT members did not answer his questions whereas who is he to question the probe committee put together by the top court.
Khan branded probe of Sharif family, criminal investigations and congratulated the nation over the impending verdict of the team. Money worth around $10 billion is laundered out of Pakistan every year.
On Monday, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif arrived in Bahawalpur and ordered Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif to hold thorough inquiry into the fire accident which claimed over 100 lives.
The premier had also announced Rs2 million to the families of deceased persons while Rs1 million to injured persons.
On the occasion, he said the amount couldn’t compensate the loss they have suffered and also affirmed jobs to injured as well as the victims’ family members.
It is worth mentioning here that the premier had cut his trip short and returned toPakistan on Sunday from London after the incident occurred. NNI