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KARACHI: Legendary cricketer Javed Miandad on Wednesday reacted strongly over Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) MNA Aamir Liaquat’s recent tirade against his own party and termed the televangelist-turned-politician’s act “against Pakistan’s interest”.
In a video posted on his social media page, the former cricketer maintained that Dr Aamir Liaquat should stop raising hue and cry over minor issues as it could hamper the PTI-led government’s mission to bring meaningful change in Pakistan.
The cricketer who was a part of the team which won the 1992 World Cup under Imran Khan’s captaincy, also dared the PTI MNA to contest polls against him if he thinks he won not because of PTI chief Imran Khan but his own popularity.
“If you think you won due to your own popularity, then let me contest against you on a PTI ticket and I will see how many votes you get,” said Miandad.
He also warned Dr Aamir Liaquat about a disciplinary action his party chief Imran Khan might take against him if he creates such issues.
“I know Imran Khan’s nature, he doesn’t tolerate such violation of discipline, back in his cricketing days, he used to throw out people who create such petty issues or throw tantrums,” said Miandad.
Aamir Liaquat replies
As ARY News contacted Aamir Liaquat over the issue, the disgruntled PTI leader said that he respects the legendary cricketer and can’t even think of contesting polls against him.
“He (Javed Miandad) is our national hero, if he ever decides to contest polls against me, I will withdraw my candidature and even run his election campaign,” said Aamir Liaquat.
Just yesterday, PTI’s MNA from Karachi’s NA-245 constituency, Dr Aamir Liaquat had claimed that he was not invited to a meeting in Governor House where the newly appointed governor met all of party’s MNAs and MPAs from city and that he was deliberately being sidelined due to his stringent views on issues people of the city are facing.
Later, a private television channel reported that he claims he is not indebted to party chief Imran Khan for his success for he won because of his own popularity among people of the city.
He also accused the PM of ignoring Karachi and criticised him for not even paying a visit to Quaid’s Mausoleum after taking charge as Prime Minister of Pakistan.