Rashid urges Imran to apologise for ‘container lies’

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Pervaiz Rashid on Sunday said that yesterday’s poll results of cantonment boards have unmasked the lies hurled from the ‘container’ used by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan during his anti-government movement last year.

Speaking to media representatives here, he termed the LG election results as a ‘certificate of approval’ for the 2013 polls by the masses. He urged the PTI chief to extend an apology to the people of the country for trying to misguide them from the container.

The minister said that Saturday’s poll results were also evidence in favour of the PML-N government for the judicial commission formed to probe the allegations of poll rigging.

Addressing Imran Khan, Rashid said the masses have ‘opened the constituency’ he was so desperately demanding to open.
“You could obtain only 33 per cent success from your own province (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa),” he said. “You have been punished for your politics,” he added.

Seeking an apology for the PTI chief’s ‘politics of provocation’, the minister urged him to reveal names of those who misled him in launching the antigovernment protests.

“The PTI leadership should produce ethical courage to tender apologies to the people of Pakistan.”

He claimed the PTI obtained less votes due to baseless and fake allegations it hurled, adding that the party should also extend an apology for attacking the Parliament, Presidency and PTV headquarters.
Pervaiz Rashid went on to say that his party has forgiven the PTI leadership for using unruly language against it.