Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Sunday blamed Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman and former prime minister Imran Khan for the challenges Pakistan is facing today.
In a tweet, the premier stated that "Imran Niazi has always been about grandstanding and rhetoric".
These remarks come a day after the PTI rally held at the Minar-e-Pakistan in Lahore, wherein the party chief had criticised the coalition government.
"The nation is justified in asking him [Imran] about his dismal performance in office both at the federal and provincial levels," tweeted Shehbaz.
Further, the prime minister claimed that "today's political, governance and economic challenges have their roots in his [Imran's] failed policies".
A day earlier at the Minar-e-Pakistan rally, the PTI chief had lambasted the incumbent regime, saying it was bent upon creating an “environment of fear” and hailed the rally participants for reaching the venue despite all “odds" and a security alert issued by the caretaker Punjab government.
"One thing is clear, whoever is in power, they will get a message today that people's passion cannot be curbed via hurdles and containers," he said while addressing a charged crowd in Lahore, adding that around 2,000 PTI workers had been put behind bars only to create hurdles for party’s rally.
Holding the incumbent rulers responsible for the current situation of the country, he questioned whether our ancestors gave their sacrifices for this Pakistan.
He said that a "level playing field does not mean to tie Imran Khan's hands and give others all the facilities, but it means to give an equal opportunity to all,” he said.