Prime Minister Imran Khan should not redirect the blame for his party workers' actions to others, Pakistan Democratic Movement chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman said Wednesday while responding to the premier’s comments against him.
PM Imran Khan, earlier in the day, alleged that Fazl had made “vast amounts of money” while selling votes during the polls for the upper house of the Parliament.
The allegations came in the backdrop of a leaked video which appears to show PTI members receiving large sums of money, ahead of the 2018 Senate elections.
Fazl, in response to the premier's remarks, said that his “conscience is clear”.
The PDM chief said that corruption had increased in PTI’s tenure according to Transparency International. Voices demanding accountability are now growing louder within the ruling party, he added.
“All of the state's institutions are there to serve the masses and they should perform their responsibilities within the parametres of the Constitution,” Fazlur Rehman said.
The PDM chief said that the coming days are crucial for the prime minister as the 11-party Opposition alliance eyes a long march against the government from March 26.