Pervez Khattak, the head of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Parliamentarians (PTI-P) and former Defense Minister, has raised questions about the integrity of politicians. Speaking at a PTI-P rally in Kohat, Khattak remarked that if political figures were truly honest, the country wouldn’t be in its current state.
During the session, he openly queried how long politicians would continue to hide behind empty slogans. Khattak highlighted PTI’s approval of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) Western Route and the distribution of free health cards to 1.8 million people as achievements. However, he accused Imran Khan, the Chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, of propagating false slogans of ‘Naya Pakistan’ (New Pakistan) and ultimately damaging the nation.
Khattak specifically criticized Imran Khan for plunging Pakistan into debt, a departure from the optimism people had placed in the PTI Chairman. He expressed disappointment, stating that their hopes in Imran Khan were only that – mere hopes.
Furthermore, Khattak emphasized that PTI-P did not come for slogans; they were committed to serving the people with honesty. He highlighted the dire situation in southern regions of the country, emphasizing the urgent need for substantial efforts to uplift these areas.
The former Defense Minister stressed that corrupt leaders could never lead the country towards progress. His comments not only shed light on the disillusionment within PTI ranks but also underscored a broader concern about the ethical standards in Pakistani politics.
Khattak’s statements reflect a growing internal dissent within PTI and a broader disillusionment among the populace. The criticism from a high-ranking PTI member highlights the challenges faced by the party in fulfilling its promises and meeting the expectations of the people. It also opens up discussions about the ethical fabric of Pakistan’s political landscape, urging for a more transparent, accountable, and responsible approach from political leaders.
In essence, Khattak’s remarks, made within the party’s own gathering, serve as a potent reminder of the pressing need for integrity in politics and the urgency for all political factions to prioritize the genuine welfare of the nation over mere rhetoric