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Nisar hits out at opposition, says ‘plunderers’ marching against graft

Taxila [Pakistan]: Pakistan Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan lashed out at opposition parties, saying that it is ironic that those who had plundered the nation during their time in power are now marching against corruption.

The minister, who was on a tour of his constituency, visited several towns in the Potohar region and met party workers, elected councillors at Rajar, Sihaal, Koliyan Hameed and held consultations with the local representatives behind closed doors in Wah Cantt, reports the Dawn.

During the tour, he assured that the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz was doing its best to honour the confidence placed in it by them.

He said that the PML-N would not disappoint the voters.

Even though he didn’t name anyone, it was clear that the Pakistan Peoples Party ( PPP) was in cross hairs when he said: “It is ironic that those who didn’t leave anything standing during their five years in power; those who didn’t distinguish between halal and haram, are now leading long mar­ches against corruption.”

In another comment, apparently targeting the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaaf ( PTI), Nisar observed that only countries that valued their institutions and settled matters in court, not on the streets, could progress.

During his public meetings, Chaudhry Nisar claimed that retired General Pervez Musharraf had never wanted him in the National Assembly, but: “I am thankful to people of my constituency for their support, which I would always remember.”

The minister also condemned the Parachinar blast.

He also took aim at the West, urging the world to shun Islamophobia and put an end to anti-Islam policies. (ANI)