Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari has said that even when representing the country abroad, the selected prime minister could not get off his container.
“Pitty even when representing the country abroad Selected PM can’t get off his container. Imran is a ruler, not a leader,” Bilawal tweeted on Monday.
According to the PPP chairman, Pakistan was in need of a leader who spoke for all Pakistanis not just himself. “If the government does opposition and opposition does opposition then who is left to run the country?”
Commenting on the PM’s speech, PPP Senator Sherry Rehman claimed that Khan’s address lacked integrity, adding she was “shocked and embarrassed for Pakistan”.
Ms Rehman tweeted: “Yesterday PM’s speech in DC crossed all boundaries of poor taste and norms. Diplomats in Islamabad were shocked and embarrassed for Pakistan at this polarising talk abroad. Forget the signal to investors that Pakistan is divided and unstable, he pointed to volatility as the new normal”.
PPP’s Central Secretary for Information Nafisa Shah also criticized the prime minister.
Taunting the premier, Nafisa said that the former made a unique record by giving a speech to empty chairs.
Nayar Bukhari also joined the bandwagon as he termed the address “reflection of a cancerous mind”.
Addressing overseas Pakistanis on Sunday, Prime Minister Imran Khan said opposition leaders facing corruption cases wanted an NRO (National Reconciliation Ordinance), but he would not rest until his government recovered the looted national wealth.
He particularly referred to jailed former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and former president Asif Ali Zardari and said they had a way out, which was simply to return the looted public money.
He announced to withdraw the A-class jail facilities from Nawaz Sharif and Asif Zardari and jail them along with the ordinary prisoners.