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Ahsan Iqbal says PML-N won’t let Pakistan turn into fascist state

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PML-N leader’s statement came in response to Prime Minister Imran Khan’s statement on opposition. Photo: File 

ISLAMABAD: PML-N secretary General Ahsan Iqbal vowed on Wednesday that his party will not let Pakistan turn into a “fascist state” under the garb of legislation being presented to meet the Financial Action Task Force’s (FATF) requirements.

The PML-N leader’s statement came in response to Prime Minister Imran Khan’s statement that the opposition on purpose did not let two FATF-related bills get through the Senate.

The PML-N leader was addressing media outside the accountability court where he appeared in relation to the Narowal Sports City reference.

“We will not let Imran Khan become Pakistan’s Hitler in the name of FATF,” lashed out the former interior minister.

He explained that the opposition leaders did not defeat the FATF bills in the Senate. “We defeated the system that the government wanted to bulldoze”.

The former PML-N minister said that the government has only one agenda, which is to carry out the character-assassination of its political opponents.

Iqbal said that no politician is asking PM Imran for NRO-like concessions, adding that the prime minister gave an NRO to the sugar mafia instead.

He said that former PTI general secretary Jahangir Tareen — who was mentioned in the damning sugar inquiry commission’s report — had been allowed to “flee in the dark” hence it was the government that was giving NROs and not the other way around.

Opposition leaders and country’s interests on divergent paths: PM Imran

On Tuesday, Prime Minister Imran Khan had said that the interests of the opposition parties and the country were on opposite paths after the former shot down two ‘critical’ bills in Senate related to the FATF.

The bills were a part of the FATF obligations that are to be fulfilled by Pakistan in order to exit the “grey list” it is currently on.

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