Shahid Khaqan Abbasi is a “puppet prime minister”: Imran Khan

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan has dubbed Shahid Khaqan Abbasi a “puppet prime minister” and said he is so powerless that he cannot even remove a “corrupt” minister from his cabinet.

Apparently commenting on media reports that the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-N had left it entirely to Finance Minister Ishaq Dar to take a decision about his own resignation, the PTI chairman in a message on Sunday on the social media website Twitter said it was “shocking” that the prime minister was unable to remove Mr Dar.

Mr Khan alleged that Mr Dar was not being sacked “simply because the Sharif mafia was petrified that he might spill more beans about their [Sharifs’] money laundering”.

“Shocking! Puppet of [PML-N president] Nawaz Sharif, PM Abbasi can’t remove Finance Minister Dar, the Sharif mafia’s frontman and absconder from justice facing multiple charges of corruption and money laundering, simply because Sharif mafia [is] petrified he may spill more beans about their money laundering post his earlier confession,” tweeted Mr Khan.

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