The Sindh education minister Saeed Ghani has termed all the allegations made by US blogger and documentary-maker Cynthia D Ritchie, who had accused former interior minister Rehman Malik of rape and former prime minister Yousuf Raza Gilani of ‘manhandling’ her several years ago as ‘False’.
During his press conference, Sindh education minister said “I would recommend all the media channels of Pakistan, that an issue is being created to misrepresent the political leadership of Pakistan,” he said.
He continued “You can put it in writing. If we create pomp and show about it, then today it is the PPP, tomorrow it will be another party and then so on.”
He warned the federal government by saying that people were aware of the ‘activities’ of those who were in power. “If federal government ministers think they can be happy over false allegations regarding others, then they will have to face true allegations against themselves. Then, they will not be able to rid themselves of it,”
Ghani said that Cynthia had not revealed any confidential information about the PPP.
“We have forgotten about the locusts, we have forgotten about the coronavirus, we have forgotten about poverty, we have forgotten about unemployment, we have forgotten about the economy. We are running the baseless and false allegations of a woman in our headlines,” said Ghani.
He said that the allegations were being posed by a woman whose character was dubious.
Furthermore the PPP leader warned the federal government that it will resist any move to sack 9,500 employees of the Pakistan Steel Mills (PSM), a few days after the Centre decided to sack workers of the mill and privatize it.