December 8, 2023

PDM only put up a ‘show’ without any power: Fawad


Staff Reporter – Islamabad:

The Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) has just exhibited a “show” in Karachi as it was “devoid of any power”, says Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry.

Commenting on PDM’s public rally held Sunday, the information minister said the country had not found a more “incompetent and frivolous” opposition than the PDM.

“They [PDM] will continue spending even the next seven years carrying protest banners,” he said, adding that the rally was actually against the PPP.

In his comments on the rally, the minister severely criticised the PDM leadership for holding such a public gathering in the backdrop of the coronavirus pandemic and violating precautionary measures.

He said under such circumstances, the opposition should have asked their workers to confine themselves to their homes, but they were bent on using their workers as fuel for personal political interests.

“How long will the opposition continue to play with the lives of innocent people? The people who lost their loved ones due to virus will never forgive them,” he said, adding that any alliance led by Fazlur Rehman was always unsuccessful.

“Whatever alliance Maulana led could not succeed. The example of Muttahida Majlis–e–Amal [MMA] is in front of everyone,” he said.

‘Govt not worried over PDM’s public meetings’

Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, too, criticised PDM’s public meeting, saying that the PTI government is not worried over the “unseasonal” public meetings of the alliance.

The meetings can, however, spread coronavirus in the country, he said, while talking to different delegations from NA-156 in Multan.

In the last three years, PDM faced failure only, he said, adding that the opposition now wanted to come up with a new trick to fulfil its desires.’

The foreign minister stated that under the vibrant leadership of Prime Minister Imran Khan, the country was on a journey of matchless development which could not be stopped by the noise of the Opposition.

The Opposition lacked any agenda for development, he said, maintaining that the Opposition was pursuing an agenda of chaos and anarchy.

“Imran Khan is pursuing a zero-tolerance policy in order to eradicate the menace of corruption and hold looters accountable,” Qureshi said.

The PTI government will not accept any internal or external pressure in that regard, he added.

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