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Imran waiting for ‘umpire’s’ decision, says Chandio

Imran waiting for ‘umpire’s’ decision, says Chandio

HYDERABAD: Adviser to the Chief Minister on Information Maula Bux Chandio has said that [Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf] chief Imran Khan is depending on some ‘hidden’ forces in his party’s agitation planned for Nov 2 in Islamabad. He seems to be waiting for the “umpire” to take a decision but all democratic forces will resist the “undemocratic” act, says the senior Pakistan Peoples Party leader.

Mr Chandio was speaking to reporters at a temple where he attended Hindus’ religious programme late on Saturday evening. He said that the PPP was ready to join in Mr Khan’s drive over the Panama Papers leaks issue but “some palmist have perhaps told him that he will succeed only if he takes a solo flight”.




The adviser said that Mr Khan was a national leader but his tone negated the fact. "A national-level leader avoids hurling abuses,” he argued.Mr Chandio termed Dr Ishratul Ibad a powerful and successful governor, and said he [Dr Ibad] himself had asked the Sindh police and Rangers for investigations into spates of bloodshed in Karachi.

He did not welcome the recent arrest of MQM-London activists in Karachi and Hyderabad but stressed that political leaders and workers should observed the parameters set for political activities. He said members of MQM’s three groups were Urdu-speaking Sindhis and had equal rights.

Published in Dawn, October 24th, 2016

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