ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb on Tuesday said Imran Khan was a “bluff master and was trying to return to power through “blackmailing and intimidation”.
“It is not possible for you (Imran Khan) to get power (back) through blackmailing, bluff and lies,” the minister said in a news statement while reacting to the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman’s remarks.
Those, who were advising on (striking) a balance in the civil-military relationship should have better cared about Imran’s “mental health’, she said, while referring to Chaudhry Fawad Hussain’s statement.
Imran Khan first hurled allegations and then resorted to giving clarifications. which showed that his mental condition was in total disarray, she added.
The PTI chief, she said, “is a coward. Otherwise, he should name the people who are threatening him and his party leaders.”
She said Imran Khan, who was a “coward” and a “liar”, sent his political opponents to jail while assuming that the time would never change for him.
The minister said Imran Khan had assumed that he could frighten Maryam Nawaz by sending her to jail, but, in fact, he was afraid of her growing popularity among the masses.
It was astonishing that Imran Khan, who himself was obsessed with the thoughts of Nawaz Sharif, Shehbaz Sharif and Maryam Nawaz, was talking about “Haqeeqi Azadi’ (real freedom), she added.
Marriyum said the only response to Imran Khan’s remarks against Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif was that the same should be completely ignored. He (Imran) should be put under medical observation as Shehbaz’s successful foreign visits might have an adverse impact on his health, she added.