LAHORE: Former railways minister Khawaja Saad Rafique said Prime Minister Imran Khan, instead of making the “corrupt people cry”, has put the common man under strain.
Rafique, a leader of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), also warned of a “second wave of inflation coming soon”. He was addressing a rally here at Ghazi Road in NA-131 ahead of the by-election this weekend.
“You all will only see the lion and no lotas (turncoats) on October 14,” he stressed. “We will defeat the turncoat candidate — nominated by a leader who has thrown people into the ‘quicksand’ of inflation — through votes,” he added.
The PML-N leader went on to comment on the arrest of Shehbaz Sharif, the former chief minister of Punjab, and said: “They are preparing to arrest me as well and I will fight!”
Tallal Chaudhry, also of the PML-N, was also present at the rally. He commented that competition in politics was “based on work accomplished [by a party or politician] or character”.
Asserting that his party would not back down, Chaudhry promised they would continue working for the people. “Don’t fight us with words; we can do the same!”
The party’s leaders also mentioned that the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) would bring prosperity to Pakistan and, if completed, there “will be more jobs than the youth” in the country.