MULTAN

PTI Vice Chairman Shah Mahmood Qureshi said on Wednesday that the hate speech of Altaf Hussain against Pakistan Army hurt the sentiments of the entire nation thus the British government should take notice of such statements delivered from its soil in light of the law.

Talking to the journalists here at Multan Airport, he added that seeking support from Indian intelligence agency RAW was regrettable as the agency always conspired to destabilise Pakistan. “The PTI has tabled a resolution in the parliament against the provoking speech of Altaf Hussain and we hope that the government will take action in accordance with the law,” he hoped.

He said that the PTI had strongly condemned Altaf Hussain’s hate speech, his attempt to incite workers to take military training and intention to seek help from RAW through its resolution. He said that such a hate speech from the leader of those patriotic Pakistanis, who rendered sacrifices for the establishment of the country, was beyond precision.

He told the journalists that the prime minister had invited all political parties to a sitting on May 13 for discussing Pak China Economic Corridor. “The governments of Sindh, KPK and Balochistan have reservation on the project and the government has decided to take all stakeholders into confidence on this issue,” he added. He said that he would represent PTI in the meeting and present his party’s stance on the economic corridor.

Referring to the Judicial Commission, he said that the proceedings of the Commission were moving forward in a positive manner and the PTI had submitted all evidences of rigging. He disclosed that he had met with the Chief Election Commissioner and asked him to make arrangements for holding of transparent by elections in PP-196 by discouraging those attempted to rig elections.

“We also demand ban on distribution of funds at town level and issuance of development schemes,” he added. He further demanded the government to announce public holiday in Multan on May 21 so that the people could cast their vote easily. “I ask the Chief Election Commissioner as to why the transferred CPO Multan has not been restored so far? We seek answer to this question,” he demanded. He said that if the district administration felt pressure, it should hold election with the help of Rangers.

He declared that Imran Khan would visit on May 15 and address a public meeting in PP-196. To a query, he said that the decision of election tribunal on NA-125 supported the stance of PTI that its mandate was stolen.