ISLAMABAD - Minister of State for Information Marriyum Aurangzeb has castigated Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan for his “tirade” and allegations against Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif at his public rally in Mianwali, wondering as to how a man who failed to control dengue in the KP could dare criticise the PML-N leader.

In a statement, she said that if Imran Khan had spent the same time that he wasted in “concocting and telling lies” during the last four years, as an apprentice of Shehbaz Sharif, KP would have witnessed progress like Punjab.

Aurangzeb said that the lust for power had made Imran Khan “mentally sick”. She said that Imran Khan was a “congenital liar” and “told lies whenever he opened his mouth”.

The minister of state said that his statements at the public rally in Mianwali were “a pack of lies as usual.”

She said that Shehbaz Sharif had served people with dedication and commitment and was a personification of development in Punjab, which had badly affected Imran’s thinking.

The state minister wished that instead of indulging in hurling “unsubstantiated and malicious allegations” against Shehbaz sharif he should have announced making the Ehtesab Commission in the KP functional.

She said that he could not bring change and serve the masses by telling lies at public rallies.

Aurangzeb said that bringing change required working with unmitigated zeal and commitment like Shehbaz Sharif whose work testified to his performance and backbreaking toil.

The minister reminded Imran Khan that 35 per cent schools in KP were without drinking water, 30 per cent did not have toilet facility and 40 per cent were without electricity.