Federal Minister Fawad Chaudhry makes stunning claims over infighting in PTI high command
ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister Fawad Chaudhry makes stunning claims over infighting in PTI high command.
Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry has said that infighting between Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Planning Minister Asad Umar and PTI leader Jahangir Tareen affected the party a lot and has been one of the main reasons behind Prime Minister Imran Khan’s vision not going according to plan.
“There was a lot of expectation from PTI and Imran Khan,” Chaudhry said in an interview with *Voice of America. *“The public had not elected us or the prime minister to fix nuts and bolts but to reform the system.”
“When the Panama case was resolved I and few others had a chance to speak to Imran Khan and at that time I felt his ideas were very clear when it came to reforms,” he said.
The minister added, “The way he said the chief ministers had become dictators in Sindh and the finance commission award should be there along with police reforms, judicial reforms, it was very clear at that time what Imran Khan’s vision was."
Chaudhry said that one of the main problems was the infighting between the PTI's senior leadership that included Umar, Tareen and Qureshi. Hence, this level to a political vacuum.
“When the political vacuum was created, it was filled up with new people who were not from politics,” he said. “When your core team was disturbed it was filled with new people who were frankly not aligned with ideas and won’t be and don’t have the capacity to either," he added.
This infighting affected the party a lot especially the political class, he stated.