Sunday Dec 22 2019
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PML-N taunts PM Imran for skipping KL summit

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Prime Minister Imran Khan with Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir bin Mohamad. Photo: File

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) taunted Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday for not attending the Kuala Lumpur Summit a few days ago.

"Mahathir didn't know Imran Khan takes a lot of u-turns," PML-N stalwart and former interior minister Ahsan Iqbal.

Prime Minister Imran Khan was scheduled to attend the KL Summit on December 17. However, he cancelled his visit to the summit last-minute.

Iqbal lashed out at the prime minister, saying that his cronies used to say that when Imran Khan will take the reins of the country, he will bring back $200 billion.

"Has Imran Khan's government put a stop to the Rs3,000 billion corruption?" he asked.

He said that the government had spread anarchy in the country through lies. Iqbal said that the government used lies to put a dent in the PML-N.

"Nawaz Sharif has been elected prime minister thrice," he said. "He doesn't have the greed to become the prime minister for a third time."

On Friday, a report published by the Turkish newspaper Daily Sabah had claimed that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had said that Saudi Arabia issued economic threats to Pakistan to pressure it into withdrawing from the Malaysia summit.