LAHORE: Railways Minister Khawaja Saad Rafique said on Sunday that the government has been under attack since it was formed four years ago.
Addressing an event in Lahore, Rafique said when the sit-in [by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf in 2014] failed, they were expecting another assault, which came in the form of Panama Papers.
“Panama Papers have no legal value,” he said, adding that only in Pakistan these documents were taken seriously, where an elected prime minister and his family were dragged into cases.
When we came into power the country was in a terrible state but we restored institutions and the situation improved, he added.
He said the government will continue to work for the people regardless of the hurdles put in their path.
“No matter what they say, we will focus on our agenda,” he said.
The minister also came down hard on TV talk show hosts, saying some ‘journalists’ were biased in their coverage of the government while those who stand with democracy are dubbed traitors.
He lashed out at the ‘enemies’ of Pakistan, who are bent on destroying the country by targeting its institutions and economy.