Twitterati have rapped Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan after a picture of him seated in the Punjab chief minister Pervez Elahi’s seat went viral on the social media.
The former prime minister was in the provincial capital when the photo was clicked. Many questioned the wisdom behind the move.
Rapping the one-time prime minister, Railways Minister Khawaja Saad Rafique called out his “avarice for power”.
Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) MPA Hina Parvez Butt also chipped in. She asked what capacity was Imran Khan sitting on the chair of the chief minister? “I wish PTI members were also in a position to question their beloved leader but slaves seldom revolt?”
In a tweet, user Raza Hassan, said: “What legal authority does Imran Khan have to occupy the chair of CM Punjab? This is fascism! Extremely unpleasant to say the least.”
Journalist Khawaja Burhan Uddin tweeted: “Times have changed, but Imran Khan continues to sit on CM Punjab’s seat whenever he visits the chief minister’s office — may it be Usman Buzdar or Parvez Elahi, both allow him to sit there. This isn’t his party office, it’s the CM’s office and his sitting there undermines it.”
Another user, Shoaib Ahmed, tweeted: “Under which law, Imran Khan tend to reserve this right of sitting on CM Punjab chair. This chair belongs to CM Punjab.”