Lahore: Senator Pervaiz Rashid has said that Imran Khan should inform the nation as to which politician, other than Nawaz Sharif, provided him free-of-cost land for the construction of Shaukat Khanum Hospital, and he should further inform the people as to which political leader, besides Nawaz Sharif as Chief Minister and then as Prime Minister, extended him complete assistance in ensuring construction of the cancer hospital?
In response to a statement of Imran Khan, Senator Pervaiz Rashid urged him to inform the people as to why he is banking upon one-sided negative criticism? Does it mean that Imran Khan wants to increase his political stature? Senator Pervaiz Rashid said that no one can now provide any short-cut to Imran Khan, which he unsuccessfully resorted to even in the past as well. Senator Pervaiz Rashid said that Imran Khan should also apprise people that whether, during his close relationship with Musharaf, or the government of People Party, ever provided him any land for the hospital? Senator Pervaiz Rashid stressed that Imran Khan should not display such gross opportunism by taking sole credit for the construction of Shaukat Khanum Hospital. Senator Pervaiz Rashid emphasized that the undeniable fact is that magnanimous steps of Mian Nawaz Sharif ensured completion of Shaukat Khanum Project, while, apart from Nawaz Sharif, funds for the construction of cancer hospital were also made available by Shahbaz Sharif, Ishaq Dar, Kh. Asif, Ch. Nisar Ali and many other Muslim League leaders, along with the general public. Senator Pervaiz Rashid pointed out that Imran Khan should desist from using the cancer hospital to galvanize his politics.