Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday took a dig at Pakistan People’s Party Chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari by imitating him at the inauguration ceremony of the Havelian Thakot Project under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor.
Addressing the event, the premier said “Bilawal has startled scientists worldwide by saying ‘jab barish hoti hai to pani ata hai’ (water pours when it rains).”
“But Einstein rolled over in his grave when he (Bilawal) went on to say ‘Jab ziada barish hota hai to ziada pani ata hai’ (More water comes when it rains more)” the premier quipped.
“Bilawal claims to be a liberal but he is nothing but liberally corrupt,” he added.
Following the statement, Bilawal responded to the PM’s comments on his Twitter handle. “Neither am I a liberal, nor am I corrupt and certainly am not a hypocrite,” he said.
“I am a visionary and progressionist who has been in politics for more than a year. You are a 70-year-old elderly man who has been exercising ‘selected’ politics for more than 20 years. If you have any identity, it is of taking U-turns and being a hypocrite and puppet.”
Na liberal hoon, Na corrupt hoon aur Na hi munafiq. Main taraki-pasand aur nazriyati hoon. Aik saal say siyasat main hoon. Tum 70 saal kay burhay ho, 20 saal say selected siyasat kartay aa rahay ho. Agar Imran ki koi pehchaan hai – tau woh U-turn hai, munafiqat hai, katputli hai.
— BilawalBhuttoZardari (@BBhuttoZardari) November 18, 2019
Bilawal also mocked the premier by reminding him of the ‘rain’ statement he had given while addressing the groundbreaking of the Hazara Motorway Phase II in Havelian.
“When it rains, water pours down. When it rains more, more water pours down,” the PM had said.
The PPP chairman said that the premier has shocked scientists like Einstein with his intellect.