ISLAMABAD: National Assembly Speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq said Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan would be held accountable by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) for starting the ‘Ehtisab’ (Accountability) Rally.
“I’ve followed a reference seeking Imran’s disqualification to the Election Commission. Imran will know what it feels like to be held accountable,” Sadiq told Khabaristan Times in a telephonic conversation. “We also have faith in NAB to do the needed here as well.”
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Sadiq said, had directed several leaders of the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) to file “as many evidences as possible” against the PTI chief.
“It is extremely heart-wrenching for PML-N to block the roads with containers. Not only does it prove to be a burden on the national exchequer, it also slows the construction on Orange Line.”
When asked if he has any personal grudge against Imran Khan, the National Assembly speaker said, “Yes! He was the best all-rounder in all of Aitchison. They always chose him over me and (Interior Minister) Chaudhary Nisar.”
Ayaz Sadiq said that the prime minister will chair a meeting of party leaders in the coming days. He added that the meeting will focus on PML-N’s strategy pertaining to the election campaign in 2018.
“Several party members will be tasked with penning down lyrics of new songs. The prime minister has actually planned a duet with Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif… for the campaign.”
Imran Khan, the National Assembly speaker said, has no idea what’s in store for him. He added that one simply cannot get away after messing with the “lions” of PML-N. “Ro Imran Ro!” he concluded.
This article originally appeared in Khabaristan Times and has been reproduced with permission