- Says Imran does not have a strategy to fulfil what he has promised
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader and former interior minister Ahsan Iqbal Monday said that the new government is quite inexperienced and immature.
Addressing a press conference in Islamabad, Ahsan said that Imran has promised the nation to bring back stars, but argued that he did not have a strategy to materialise it.
Calling Imran the ‘prime minister-select’, former interior minister said that PM Khan had no political experience.
Mocking the new government, Ahsan said that Pakistan has a prime minister who did not even run a local government office, adding that such experiments will cost the nation.
The new government is quite inexperienced and immature, he said, adding that the PTI government will have to go through kindergarten.
He further claimed that Imran’s cabinet was the same as that of former president Pervez Musharraf. He also expressed his concern about the fate of the projects started by the previous government.
Terming last month’s general elections as the most rigged polls in history, the former interior minister said that his party had only become a part of the parliament for the sake of democracy.
Ahsan also criticised PM Khan’s decision to keep the interior ministry under him, stressing that the country needs a full-time interior minister. He also recalled PM Imran Khan’s criticism of the Nawaz-led government for not appointing a foreign minister for more than four years.
The PML-N leader further said that Prime Minister Imran Khan has outlined issues present in manifestos of all political parties, adding that the new government does not understand politics well, especially the state mechanisms.
Ahsan took Imran to task for not mentioning the energy crisis in his maiden address to the nation as the prime minister. He added that the new government has no roadmap for production of electricity generation.
“The prime minister does not know how much authority he has and what has been delegated to the provinces,” said the PML-N leader.
He said that Imran Khan duly ignored the China Pakistan Economic Corridor in his speech, and he did not mention any strategy for supervising the plan, adding that Imran did not outline any plan to fight terrorism.
Ahsan further said that the challenges that they had to face in 2013 are not present now.
He added that the newly formed government had a one-point agenda and a Nawaz-phobia that prompted Imran to check the former premier’s expenditures after coming to power. He was referring to Imran’s breakdown of the Prime Minister House’s expenses that are being borne by the state.