Ijaz try­ing to use PTI as shield: PR

Pakistan Observer - - FRONT PAGE -

IS­LAM­ABAD— Fed­eral Min­is­ter for In­for­ma­tion, Broad­cast­ing and Na­tional Her­itage Se­na­tor Per­vaiz Rashid Satur­day said that MNA Ijaz Chaudhary, by join­ing Pak­istan Tehreek-e-In­saf has tried to use the party en­gaged in protests and sit-ins as shield him­self from be­ing con­victed in the fake de­gree case.

Talk­ing to a me­dia per­son on Satur­day, Per­vaiz Rashid said that Ijaz Chaudhary’s leav­ing the party would not af­fect

the Pak­istan Mus­lim LeagueN, be­cause he was not given the party ticket for the last gen­eral elec­tion.

Ijaz had ap­plied for the PML-N ticket, he added, but the party re­fused to do so. He was elected as an in­de­pen­dent can­di­date and later on an­nounced to join the trea­sury benches.

He said Ijaz Chaudhary prob­a­bly thought that the PTI would be a safe haven for him to es­cape the Supreme Court decision. He had al­ready been de­clared in­el­i­gi­ble by elec­tion tri­bunals due to his fake de­gree and other dis­puted is­sues, said the min­is­ter.

“I con­grat­u­late PTI chief Im­ran Khan for ad­di­tion of another spoiled egg to his bas­ket,” he said. The apex court, he added, might take a decision about Ijaz’s stay or­der in com­ing weeks.

He said, “Im­ran Khan is do­ing the pol­i­tics of hypocricy. One day he says some­thing and the next day he re­tracts it.”

The In­for­ma­tion Min­is­ter said Im­ran has been speak­ing on daily ba­sis against those who had al­legedly rigged the elec­tion and got stay or­ders against elec­tion tri­bunal pro­ceed­ings. He ( Im­ran) should now know that Ijaz Chaudhary is also one of them, who had got stay or­der from the Supreme Court in the fake de­gree case.”

It is worth to men­tion that Ijaz Chaudhry had con­tested elec­tion 2013 as an in­de­pen­dent can­di­date from con­stituency NA- 108 of Mandi Bahauddin.—INP

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