KARACHI: Awami National Party’s (ANP) General Secretary Mian Iftikhar Hussain has bitterly criticised Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan over his politics of agitation and said his protest plans have failed.
Addressing a press conference in Mardan House here on Monday, he said that protest is the democratic right of everyone, but disrupting routine life is a violation of other people’s fundamental rights.
He said Imran Khan’s “plan A, B, C, have failed, and now he should go for plan-E (end) to end his adventurism.”
The ANP leader said that if anyone is supporting Imran Khan for “Naya Pakistan” first they should see the condition of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
ANP’s provincial office bearers including Rana Gul Afridi, Younus Khan Buneri, Amir Nawab were present. Iftikhar Hussain said the ANP faced rigging in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, but it accepted PTI mandate for the sake of democracy,
and now they should deliver.
He said the “Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government is sitting in Islamabad, leaving the province deserted.”
The ANP leader said that there is no clarity in the demands of Imran Khan. He said when the government had accepted his all the demands, he kept insisting on Prime Minister’s resignation.
Iftikhar Hussain stressed that disrupting routine life is not the solution to anything, therefore, the government and the PTI should resume talks.
He said that the ANP is supporting the government for the sake of democracy, adding that if the PTI came into power in future and anyone tried to derail its government, the ANP would be standing by them.
Iftikhar Hussain, expressing his grief over the killings of ANP workers in Karachi, demanded of the government to bring culprits to justice.