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Sethi hits back at Imran

Karachi: Former Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman, Najam Sethi on Monday hit back at Imran Khan by stating that being made the head of the Board was a “punishment” for him not a “reward.”

Imran, who is going to lead a free Pakistan march to Islamabad on August 14, said on Monday that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif rewarded Sethi for helping him rig last elections by making him chairman of the Board.

“It was a reward for Najam Sethi, who is the acting Punjab Chief Minister in the caretaker set-up, for supporting the rigging process,” Imran claimed.

But Sethi shot back stating that being the chairman of the Board was a “punishment” and not a “reward” for him.

“I don’t know what happened to me when I first accepted the offer last year. But the way things went I don’t see it as a reward it was a punishment,” Sethi said.

“I wanted to just have a new constitution and hold elections for the new chairman but the courts didn’t allow me to do that and I was caught up in court battles for nearly 10 months,” he said.

Sethi said as soon as the courts cleared the litigation he stepped aside as chairman allowing for elections to be held on August 18.

“I don’t know what has happened to Imran these days. He is talking nonsense and makes no sense at all. I don’t know what he wants,” Sethi added.