Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan said on Wednesday that Punjab Chief Minister (CM) Shehbaz Sharif is next in line for disqualification after the ouster of his brother and former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.
The PTI chief said this while addressing party workers in Gujranwala as part of the party’s national membership campaign. He was on a one-day visit to the city where he would also make rounds of nine party camps and meet workers.
“Punjab should be cleansed from the Sharifs in the upcoming general elections,” he said. He also said that PTI would address the grievances of the masses more effectively than the previous governments while calling on the masses to vote his party into power in the upcoming general elections.
Addressing supporters, Khan said that Shehbaz had wasted half a trillion rupees budget aimed at initiating development projects in Punjab over the past one decade, but still he had miserably failed to construct a single world-class hospital in the entire province.
The PTI chief took a jibe at the Punjab chief minister and said, “Ironically, Shehbaz is currently in London to undergo a medical checkup.” He also said that Nawaz Sharif’s wife, Kulsoom Nawaz, was also receiving medical treatment abroad, unfortunately, the same facilities were not available to the common people in Pakistan.
He also claimed that medicines that were being sold for Rs 50 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa were being sold for Rs 100 in Punjab.
Meanwhile, an interesting development took place inside the ranks of PTI after it party workers decided to form ‘bat forces’ to thrash anyone with cricket bats who dared to target the party chief with a shoe.
The PTI workers also informed Imran Khan about the new development during his visit to Gujranwala. Groups of youth belonging to Khan’s party threatened to respond to all show attacks ‘the cricketing way’.
The bat-wielding youth would also surround Khan throughout his nation-wide electioneering campaigns. “Our chief is our guest and we would not allow anyone to harm him,” the party workers said.
Last week, a shoe targeting the PTI chief missed him during a public rally in Gujrat and instead hit party leader Aleem Khan in the chest.