PTI leaders and supporters have criticized the Opposition for categorically speaking in favor of the USA. Currently, the news of the USA allegedly behind a conspiracy against Pakistan is taking over by storm.
However, the PML-N has expressed that Pakistan’s economy cannot survive without the USA. To clarify, a video of senior PML-N leaders regarding this is making the rounds on social media.
PML-N leader Khawaja Asif made the statements after PM Khan’s Thursday address. Flanked by Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, Ahsan Iqbal, and Khawaja Saad Rafique, the PML-N leader suggested Pakistan’s economy will suffer if PM Khan continues to make allegations against the US.
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“There is no doubt that America is a superpower that can create lots of economic difficulties for us,” Khawaja Asif said. “If America wants, it can create difficulties which will render us incapable of paying our oil debt.”
“All the ventilators are in place because of America. If America wants, all the drips and ventilators will shut down,” the PML-N leader said.
Needless to say, his comments did not go unnoticed by PTI leaders, who shared the video and slammed PML-N. Minister for Human Rights Shireen Mazari called the PML-N leader a spokesperson for the US.
“PML-N leader and spokesperson for US sending message of his loyalty,” Shireen Mazari tweeted. Similarly, Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry took a dig at the Nawaz Sharif family and called PML-N a family of slaves.
PMLN ldr & spokesperson for US sending msg of his loyalty that embarrassed Saad Rafique visibly, as his expressions showed! pic.twitter.com/ZWrKCsU2di
— Shireen Mazari (@ShireenMazari1) April 1, 2022
انجمن غلامانٖ شریفیہ خاندان https://t.co/rlKgzREaDj
— Ch Fawad Hussain (@fawadchaudhry) April 1, 2022
Meanwhile, SAPM on Political Communication took a much harsher stance.
“This is the entire experienced team of Nawaz Sharif that is present in this video. Just Ishaq Dar is missing. Take a look at their faces and thinking. And then look at the future of Pakistan,” the SAPM tweeted.
یہ ہے وہ پوری کی پوری نواز شریف کی تجربہ کار ٹیم جو اس وڈیو میں موجود ہے۔ بس اسحاق ڈار مِسنگ ہے۔ ان کی شکلیں اور سوچ دیکھ لیں۔ اور پھر پاکستان کا مستقبل دیکھ لیں۔ pic.twitter.com/o3iT1y3MOq
— Dr. Shahbaz GiLL (@SHABAZGIL) March 31, 2022
PML-N reacts to PM Khan’s speech
The PML-N has often called out PM Khan for maintaining a strong stance against the US. On several occasions, the Opposition has said that PM Khan is angering the US which will have harsh repercussions for Pakistan.
On the other hand, PM Khan has vowed that Pakistan will never again bow down to foreign powers. He has accused previous governments of appeasing foreign powers which incidentally left Pakistan worse off.
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Now that PM Khan has publicly accused the US of conspiring against Pakistan, the criticism from the Opposition has racked up. Furthermore, the Opposition rejected that the US is conspiring against Pakistan.
Reacting to PM Khan’s Thursday speech, PML-N leaders termed this as a “failed” attempt to save his government.