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Marriyum asks Imran Khan to shun politics

Imran Khan has been advised by Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb to avoid politics and instead play a role in improving the nation.

Imran Khan, the leader of the PTI, has been advised by Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb to avoid politics and instead play a role in improving the nation.

Marriyum Aurangzeb, the minister of information and broadcasting, urged Imran Khan, the leader of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, to join the government’s rescue and relief efforts in various areas of the nation that are under water as a result of torrential rains and unprecedented floods, on Thursday.

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Ironically, the minister asked Imran Khan to set politics aside while she herself, along with the other PMLN leaders, continues to use the situation to throw dirt of PTI.

“This is not the right time for politicking and dividing the people instead there is a need to show solidarity and unity for the sake of those who have been passing through difficult times due to flash floods which caused heavy loss of life and property,” the minister said while addressing a news conference.

She was accompanied by the Prime Minister’s Coordinator for Energy and the Economy, Bilal Kiyani, who agreed that now is not the time to host public rallies because the populace is in desperate need of assistance.

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She said, “Skip politics and support the people who have lost family members, houses, livestock, and crops in the floods.

She stated that in order to examine the situation on the ground, Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif has travelled to flood-affected areas in Balochistan, Sindh, and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

She also praised the private sector’s contribution to rescue and relief efforts across the nation as well as the efforts of Pakistan Army personnel and civil administration employees. She urged the Punjab and KP governments to give the flood-affected areas their full attention.

She emphasized that Imran Khan should travel to the flood-affected areas rather than attend rallies because now is not the time for politics. Imran Khan received harsh criticism from her for turning down Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif’s plea for assistance after the floods. Imran constantly accuses and verbally attacks his political rivals.

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She condemned Imran Khan’s “anti-national” plot, which included his unsuccessful attempts to thwart the IMF’s agreement with the nation. She claimed that he is the nation’s “enemy.

It is the duty of the government to ensure the transparent use of funds received in the name of a natural calamity, according to Marriyum, who claimed that she had written to the Bank of Punjab and other institutions in order to find out how much money had been raised by Imran Khan on account of flood donations.

She asserted that Imran Khan had a track record of utilizing funds received for relief efforts after natural disasters to advance his political career. Given that Imran Khan raised about 500 crores during his five-hour telethon, Marriyum’s comments simply served to highlight the fact that she and her party should avoid playing dirty politics in favor of aiding those in need. While Marriyum and her allies continue to insert Imran Khan’s name into ever-irrelevant situations rather than coming up with new ways to assist the flood victims, Imran Khan avoided making any political statements during his telethon and simply stated that “no government can cope with such a disaster.”