PESHAWAR: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan on Monday criticised Federal Minister for Housing Akram Khan Durrani, asking him as to how he would topple the PTI-led Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government.

Speaking to his party workers and supporters at the rally in Peshawar, the PTI chief came down hard upon the JUI-F affiliated federal minister, who on Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's visit to the province earlier this month criticised PTI for not doing enough to provide relief to the people, and accused Durrani of trying to bribe PTI lawmakers.

Imran recalled Durrani's claims where he said that he can topple the KP government.

He did not spare the JUI-F chief Fazlur Rehman, who often labels him a 'Jewish agent', and said that "Jews do not need agents when people like Fazlur Rehman are there to damage the country".

"Even if a Jew becomes the prime minister of Pakistan, Fazlur Rehman would not only accept a ministry from him but will also issue a religious decree allowing him to lead an Islamic country," said the PTI chief.

Turning his guns finally towards the premier, he reminded the crowd that people in the past had advised him to leave Nawaz Sharif alone and focus on the PPP chief Zardari who is more corrupt but then came Panama Leaks and everyone got to know that Nawaz Sharif's children own offshore firms.

He accused the prime minister of downplaying the issue through visits across the country and doing useless speeches instead of replying to the allegations in parliament and presenting himself for accountability.

"How can the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) bring other corrupt leaders to book when the man leading the country is corrupt himself," said Imran.

Stage dancer claims 'harassment'

A local stage dancer Annie Khan, who in a past interview with DawnNews had expressed her desire to marry Imran Khan, claimed that she was harassed by the attendees of the rally.

According to DawnNews, the lady arrived at the venue two hours before the start of the programme and started taking selfies with the PTI supporters. Annie told media that she has come to propose Imran Khan.

Surrounded by male party workers, she soon had to find refuge in a media van. Later, the model claimed that she had to leave because she was 'harassed' by the men at the rally.

PTI lawmaker Zareen Zia told DawnNews that PTI had barred its women members and supporters to attend the rally, still the female model went to the venue. Annie Khan just wanted some 'cheap publicity', the PTI lawmaker maintained.

It is pertinent to mention here that Annie Khan, in a past interview with DawnNews, had expressed her desire to marry Imran Khan.

Showing a room full of PTI chief's pictures and posters, she had said that she wishes Imran Khan good night and good morning daily on Twitter.

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