Pervez Khattak, the head of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Parliamentarians, has taken a swipe at the party’s Chairman, Imran Khan, by asserting that Khan’s “Naya (new) Pakistan” political slogan was a gimmick to gain votes.
Khattak was one of several PTI leaders who split from the party after the May 9 riots that erupted following Imran Khan’s arrest on corruption charges.
Addressing a party event in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Malakand district, Khattak remarked, “Imran Khan’s Naya Pakistan slogan was nothing but a topi drama (gimmick). I supported Imran Khan with the intention of reforming the country’s system, but all his slogans have proven to be false”
Khattak went on to highlight Imran Khan’s apparent hate for his political opponents and rival parties, describing the PTI Chairman as a dictator with ambitions of implementing a presidential system in the country. During the same address, he also criticized Maulana Fazal ur Rehman, the chief of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-F by saying that Maulana’s political agitation was solely motivated by the desire to remain in power.
Khattak mentioned that the nation’s political leadership tends to treat the public “like an enemy” and pointed out that no political party in the country has fulfilled its election promises. He mentioned that his newly-formed party’s primary objective is to deliver justice directly to the masses “at their doorstep”.