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Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Ahsan Iqbal compared Prime Minister Imran Khan to “Hitler”, claiming that his party would not let Imran Khan act like “Pakistan’s Hitler”.
This strong reaction by the PML-N came after the arrest of former premier Shahid Khaqan Abbasi by NAB earlier today. He went on to make several emotional statements about his party being targeted and victimized by the accountability bureau in a press conference.
President PMLN Shehbaz Sharif addressing a press conference https://t.co/UH7J3zqJlz
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“Is every civilian a terrorist here?” Iqbal questioned. “We can sacrifice our lives but, we will not deviate from the path of exposing this government for what it is.”
Questioning the credibility of NAB, Iqbal suggested changing its name to ‘Nawaz-league accountability bureau.’
NAB arrests former PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi
“NAB is only capable of acting against us,” he claimed, “It does not question the government. Half of the cabinet members have references registered against them, but they are not arrested. Does NAB have the courage to seek out Imran Niazi in the helicopter case?”
The former prime minister was arrested by NAB from the outskirts of Lahore for his involvement in the Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) scandal. NAB escorted the PML-N leader to its local Lahore office.
Read more: NAB arrests former PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi
Authorities intercepted Abbasi’s vehicle at Lahore toll plaza when he was on his way to meet PML-N President, Shehbaz Sharif.
The former premier was due to appear in the accountability court at 10am on today. However, he recused himself from appearing on the pretext that he was busy to appear in court.
It is a witch-hunt: PPP
Chairman Pakistan Peoples Party Bilawal Bhutto Zardari also condemned the arrest of the former prime minister by Imran Khan’s govt and dubbed it a ‘witch-hunt’ carried out by ‘the selected’ government against the elected representatives.
— Dunya News (@DunyaNews) July 18, 2019
In a statement issued, the PPP chairman claimed that the “selected” government of Imran Khan wants to hide its so-called “utter failure” by detaining and arresting political opponents. He went on to assert that their protests against “continuous attacks on the national economy” would not end.
Bilawal stated that “selective accountability by the selected government” would never be accepted despite the use of illegal and unconstitutional tools against the joint opposition.
He also demanded the release of former Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi.