ISLAMABAD: PTI MNA of Jahangir Tareen Humkhayal Group (JTHG) Raja Riaz Ahmad accused Prime Minister’s aide Shahzad Akbar of targeting the members of the ruling as well as other parties, saying he had failed to perform.
While speaking on the talk show with a private news channel, Riaz said the JTHG had its parliamentary leader in the Punjab Assembly, and warned that a parliamentary leader could also be made in the National Assembly if excesses were committed at the federal level.
Riaz added that they had their group in the National Assembly also, but not a parliamentary leader as the assurances given by Prime Minister Imran Khan were being realised at the federal level. Barrister Ali Zafar was having long meetings with the group members and patiently listening to them, Riaz added.
He also alleged Shahzad Akbar was responsible for all actions against the JTHG, and urged Prime Minister Imran Khan to be aware of conspirators who were creating mistrust and confusion.
Riaz said he could not figure how Shahzad Akbar landed in the government, and from where and why. All the cases he filed against PML-N, PML-Q or PTI were turning out to be baseless.
He acknowledged Imran Khan had worked extremely hard to form PTI, but the way Shahzad Akbar was working, “he should have some mercy for God’s sake”. He added that if Shahbaz had a strong case, then he must ensure it reached its logical conclusion with some recoveries, but he could not recover even a single rupee.
“Imran does not to resort to political vengeance. He is a gentleman and does not see through conspiracies. Instead of delivering, we have entangled ourselves in accountability. PML-N says that the entire Ring Road has been drafted by Shahzad Akbar and many politicians, including Zulfi Bukhari and Ghulam Sarwar Khan, are mentioned in it,” he pointed out.
He said: “Ghulam Sarwar should have stood with us. He would say he was with us, but did not take a stand with us. Probably, he was being targeted now. Shahzad tried to dig out things against me, but failed.” Riaz added that Imran Khan told him: “You are an honest man”.