Staff Reporter – DERA GHAZI KHAN:
President Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) Shehbaz Sharif claimed on Monday that the government was aware that its future was “dangerous,” but the opposition would not give it any space at that time.
Addressing media in Dera Ghazi Khan with PML-N spokesperson Marriyum Aurengzeb and Rana Sanaullah, the opposition leader in the National Assembly said, “The government has left no stone unturned to push the opposition to the wall,”
However, he added that on the other hand, “Prime Minister Imran Khan has given himself and his cabinet an NRO (National Reconciliation Ordinance) in the form of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Ordinance.”
“Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government realises that the future was dangerous for it,” insisted the PML-N leader and threatened that the opposition parties would give no space to the government in the coming days.
Responding to a query, he said that only the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM – an alliance of the opposition parties against the ruling government – could allow the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) to join the group again.
In April, PPP and the Awami National Party (ANP) had parted ways with the PDM after differences emerged among the opposition parties. However, the PML-N leader confirmed that the opposition parties had contacts in the parliament.
Commenting on the government’s ‘agreement’ with the proscribed Tehreek-i-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) to end the nearly two-week-long impasse, Shehbaz said his party did not try to gain any political advantage from the uncertain situation last week.
However, he called, “Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi had participated in a sit-in during our era.”
“Issues are resolved through negotiations and not on the streets,” he reiterated.