Minister for Information Pervaiz Rashid on Sunday claimed that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan wanted to usurp power through mobocracy but times for such adventures had passed now. 

Talking to media persons during his visit to Mianwali, Pervaiz Rashid said that Imran Khan should tell the truth that whether or not he had resigned from the Parliament. He also questioned the PTI chairman to tell the masses “what he had done for the people of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa so far.”

The federal minister said that it seemed Imran Khan would again repeat the rigging allegations in the 2018 general elections. He pointed out that real rigging took place in the Rawalpindi constituency where the PML-N candidate lost but the party accepted the result in the larger interest of the country.

Rashid said that Tahirul Qadri and Imran Khan created hurdles in the visit of Chinese president to Pakistan.

Commenting on India’s violation of Line of Control (LoC) ceasefire, the Information Minister said that the government would not allow anyone to harm the country. He added that the country would fight against India on international fronts as well. He said that the government would fully defend and safeguard the country and the people against any aggression. He said that the government would not allow any harm on the respect of the motherland.

Pervaiz Rashid claimed that visible economic progress was witnessed during the one year of the present government.

“When we took over the dollar value was 112 rupees,” he pointed out, adding that as a result of steps taken by the government and its economic team, dollar value was brought down to 98 rupees. He boasted that foreign exchange reserves position was improved considerably. He said there was considerable economic progress in the country before August 14.

Pervaiz Rashid said that terrorism and energy crisis badly affected the economy of the country. He said that they would combat all kinds of terrorism with determination.

He said the PML-N government faced many challenges in the past and would do the same in the future.