ISLAMABAD - Minister for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb on Saturday said Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan wanted an NRO like a concession to "save his skin in corruption cases".
“The [alleged]foreign agent and a thief who has stolen a wristwatch from Toshakhana [referring to Imran] does not want to comproise[as the PTI chief claims] but rather is seeking an NRO,” the minister said in a news statement. She said that nobody would sit with Imran Khan for the talks whether he “screams, whines or bemoans”. “The PTI chief wanted to evade accountability in corruption cases of Al-Qadir Trust and others,” she accused. Marriyum asked Imran Khan why he wanted to meet Chief of Army Staff General Syed Asim Munir. She further quipped that Imran was ready to comprise with those whom he accuses of ousting him from power. She further emphatically highlighted the paradox that now Imran was looking for rapprochement with those who he had slandered for imposing “imported government and the facilitating an attack on him”. Also, Marriyum Aurangzeb said on Saturday that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman and former prime minister Imran Khan should be held accountable for violating the Constitution. In a tweet, she said that time had come for giving answer to “dual system in the country”. The minister said that Nawaz Sharif and Maryam Nawaz appreared 200 times in courts whereas Imran’s appearances were only two. Nawaz Sharif spent two years in jail whereas Imran Khan has been granted immediate bail, she said and added, for Nawaz Sharif and Maryam Nawaz, there was no bail for six months but Imran Khan was given four bails in one day. The minister said that Nawaz Sharif was disqualified for not taking salary from son, but there was complete silence over Imran’s taking funds from foreigners.