Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) disgruntled MNA Aamir Liaquat Hussain has criticised Prime Minister Imran Khan for “not listening to anyone”, as he vented out his anger at being given a cold shoulder by the party’s Karachi chapter as well as the PTI chairman.
“Allah has said in the Quran that you should consult others before taking any step because this is what Prophet (PBUH) was told by the Almighty,” Hussain said while talking to a private news channel the other night.
The PTI MNA elected from NA-245 Karachi also objected to being sidelined during talks with the Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM).
“I was an important leader of MQM and I know all the top leadership personally and that is why I should have been asked,” he said, adding that he would have conducted negotiations on PTI’s terms.
He further said that he will not take any ministry even if Imran Khan offers him one.
Talking about a possible forward bloc in PTI, Liaquat said that there is no proper forward bloc as such but there are leaders from Karachi who are not happy with the party’s leadership. “Those leaders promised people of their constituencies to bring change but the party is not listening to them,” he claimed.
“This will not be good for PTI’s future in Karachi,” he said.
Talking on another talk show, Liaquat said that PTI contested the election on the slogan of austerity but it is now limited only to tea and biscuits.
“This limited austerity will not work rather the party has to focus on real issues especially in the metropolitan city,” he said, adding that PTI should not have formed a coalition government.
“The promise of change has not been fulfilled hence there is uncertainty among the masses,” he commented.
AAMIR LIAQUAT LEAVES PTI WHATSAPP GROUP:
In another development, Amir Liaquat has left the WhatsApp group of PTI MNAs and MPAs.
According to media reports, Liaquat is disgruntled for not being invited to a reception at the Sindh Governor’s House hosted by newly-appointed governor, Imran Ismail. “The party must respect its leaders and workers,” Liaquat said.
Meanwhile, the party leaders have urged Imran Khan to send the matter to the disciplinary committee.