Information Minister Pervaiz Rashid on Monday said that people do not care about Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan’s polls rigging allegations.
Talking to reporters at Parliament House, the minister said that from Lahore only 550 supporters came to attend the so-called protest rally which means his slogans did not attract even his voters.
Pervaiz Rashid said that in 2013 elections Imran Khan got over 70,000 votes in NA-56 Rawalpindi and if 10 percent of his voters from that area had come there would have been a big gathering.
The minister said that Imran Khan repeated old allegations and made no new disclosure in the rally. He said that political environment was very good in the country and Sunday’s public rallies had proved that people enjoyed the right of free speech and no hurdle was created in this regard.
He said that on completion of one year of the democratic setup, the media would have discussed the performance of the federal and provincial governments, but Imran Khan intentionally diverted the media attention to hide the failure and incompetence of KP rulers.
To a question about Geo News case, he said that the Law Ministry would give its legal opinion when it received the letter from Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA).
About the power load shedding, he said that it was a serious matter as in the past 13 years no new power projects were launched. The government had worked day and night to complete several power projects to overcome energy crises in the country and such achievements could not be made through mere speeches and rallies.