Federal minister for planning Ahsan Iqbal encountered an angry family as he went to a McDonald’s store.
In a viral video, members of a family can be seen chanting “Thief! Thief! Thief…” at Ahsan Iqbal.
The incident occurred near Sargodha at the Bhera Interchange.
Views of users on social media are divided with the government supporters as well as some of the media persons referring to the incident as a sign of growing intolerance in society.
However, those affiliated with the Imran Khan-led PTI(Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf) see it from a 180º opposite perspective.
Imran Khan’s supporters believe that the incident is a sign of the people of Pakistan finally expressing their outright rejection of what they call immorality and evil.
Some of the PTI-affiliated accounts posted videos of the PDM government’s state-sponsored violence against peaceful PTI marchers on 25 May this year.
Imran Khan has been a vocal critic of Pakistan’s political arena, taking a firm stand against the corruption of the 2 dynastic political parties – Nawaz Sharif’s PMLN & Asif Ali Zardari’s PPP.
Khan generally gives examples of European countries where public representatives are held accountable by their strong institutions empowered by the people. Khan says people in those countries come out against the government’s mishandling of public issues on their own & that there’s no question of a corrupt person being allowed to gain a public position.
Saying that the countries with comparatively high corruption have progressed, Ahsan Iqbal earlier implied it as a non-issue, in coherence with PMLN’s party policy it appears.
Addressing kids, Hamza Shehbaz also said the same, “Corruption happens but countries move ahead. This is the future of Pakistan.”
PDM party JUI-F’s head Fazl Ur Rehman also dismissed the topic of corruption as a “non-issue”.
PDM parties, including PMLN & PPP, have long been accused of corruption and money laundering worth billions of rupees whose money trail that they have been unable to produce before the courts of law.
Former PM Nawaz Sharif was disqualified in the Panama case.