Rashid says Imran running away from commission


GAKHAR MANDI: Federal Minister for Information, Pervaiz Rashid on Saturday said Imran Khan had been demanding formation of inquiry commission under the serving Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) and today he is running away from it.


Talking to media persons at a sports event here, the Information Minister said till yesterday Imran Khan believed the commission would not be formed, but he was proved wrong yet again.

“We had no fear, so we formed the commission …. No document in the world accuses Nawaz Sharif of any wrongdoing,” he said, adding, however, that Imran Khan seems to be fearful of the commission.

He said Imran Khan does not recognize any authority, not even that of the Supreme Court. “Is there any civilized country that doesn’t acknowledge the authority of Supreme Court or the Election Commission,” he wondered.

Pervaiz Rashid said it appears Imran Khan has not even read the terms of reference (TORs) of the new inquiry commission. Or perhaps the new lawyer of Imran Khan who has not gone through the TORs, he added.

He said the existing judiciary is one that was reinstated as a result of a movement and it will bury the politics of accusations. “That is the reason why Imran Khan is fearful of this commission,” he added.

Pervaiz Rashid said when Imran Khan took to the streets in the past he was alone and he will face the same fate even this time around.

Pervaiz Rashid said Imran Khan is supporting his relative Zack Goldsmith in London’s local government elections instead of his competitor who is a Pakistani.