Ilahi says Nawaz should hold Shahbaz responsible for inflation

PTI Chairman Pervez Elahi in Lahore accountability court on August 15, 2023.  -X/@PTIofficial
PTI Chairman Pervez Elahi in Lahore accountability court on August 15, 2023. -X/@PTIofficial
  • The elder Sharif is trying to be “Nelson Mandela”, says Elahi.
  • Says, “Election date to be announced due to Supreme Court”.
  • He says that no one can even think of rigging in the upcoming elections.

Jailed Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Pervez Elahi on Tuesday took a dig at PML-N supremo Nawaz, who recently returned to the country after ending four-year self-exile in London, saying ” Nelson Mandela” should do this. First hold your brother Shehbaz Sharif responsible for the skyrocketing inflation in the country.

During its 16-month tenure, the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) government led by PM Shehbaz Sharif failed to fulfill the promises made to the public and left behind a massive fiscal deficit and high inflation.

Speaking to reporters at Gujranwala and Islamabad courts, Ilahi took a dig at Nawaz, saying the elder Sharif was trying to become “Nelson Mandela”.

Responding to a question, PTI Chairman said that elections will have to be conducted for the caretakers, PTI will prove its popularity in the elections.

Attacking the former PDM-led government, Elahi said that people were forced to commit suicide due to high inflation.

He commented, “The election date will be announced due to the Supreme Court.”

The PTI chairman further said that Sharif will not be able to rig the upcoming elections, adding, “Nobody can even think of rigging the elections.” [upcoming] Election.”

Earlier today, an anti-terrorism court in Rawalpindi extended Elahi’s judicial custody till November 21 in the judicial complex attack case. ATC judge Raja Jawad Abbas Hasan heard the case.

Elahi was arrested from outside his residence on June 1 in a Rs 70 million corruption case related to embezzlement of development funds allocated for Gujarat district. Since then, the former Punjab Chief Minister has been released several times only to be immediately arrested in various cases.

Riots in Judicial Complex

On March 18, PTI workers suddenly started pelting stones at officials inside the premises of the Federal Judicial Complex during the appearance of party chief Imran Khan in various courts in connection with several cases filed against him.

The former Prime Minister came from the opposite side of the road with a large number of people – carrying wooden sticks and stones in their hands – in violation of Section 144.

Police said that as a result of the situation 52 police and other supporting forces personnel were injured, PTI activists also damaged 12 Islamabad Police vehicles.

The agitated activists also damaged three police vehicles of Punjab Police and Frontier Corps (FC). In addition, the activists also set fire to four federal police cars, which were completely burnt, police said.

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