Imran Khan should not blame others for his party’s actions: PDM Chief Fazlur Rehman
In the 2018 Senate elections corruption case, Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman said that Prime Minister Imran Khan should not redirect the blame to others for the actions of his party workers.
His remarks come after Khan alleged that Fazlur had made “vast amounts of money” while selling votes during the polls for the upper house of the Parliament.
Fazlur also commented that corruption had increased in Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) tenure according to Transparency International and voices demanding accountability are now growing louder within the ruling party.
“All of the state’s institutions are there to serve the masses and they should perform their responsibilities in the parameters of Constitution,” he said.
The allegations came in the backdrop of a leaked video that showed PTI lawmakers receiving large amounts of money, ahead of Senate elections in 2018.
Despite the video showing his party lawmakers accepting bribes, Khan, while reacting to the video, said that his government was determined to “stop the cycle of money laundering and corruption”.
The video showed a couple of PTI Members of National Assembly (MNAs) taking money from Mohammad Ali Bacha, former MPA of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) before the Senate elections in 2018.
In the video, stacks of currency are seen in the video atop a table in front of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa PTI Members of Provincial Assembly (MPAs).