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Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal on Wednesday lashed out at Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan for criticising the change in the Khatm-i-Nabuwwat declaration in the Elections Act 2017, saying PTI members were part of the panel that drafted the legislation.

Khan, who held a press conference earlier in the day and said his workers wanted to join the Faizabad sit-in, was the target of the interior minister’s presser for the most part.

The minister claimed that the PTI was part of the entire procedure of getting the Elections Act 2017 through the parliament as four of its members, and Khan’s “political teacher” Sheikh Rasheed, was a part of the 34-member committee that wrote the legislation.

“All members gave their viewpoints when the law was drafted but none of your [Khan’s] party members gave any suggestion or amendment about Khatm-i-Nabuwwat,” he said.

Iqbal said Hafiz Hamdullah pointed the change in the Khatm-i-Nabuwwat declaration and despite the law minister explaining that there had been no substantive change, said that it should be brought back to its original form.

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