Government Asks Opposition Not To Play Politics on National Institutions

On Monday, top-level government ministers held a press conference in response to the country’s prime opposition’s announcement about the launch of a three-phased anti-government movement named as Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM).

The press release was headed by Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Information Minister Shibli Faraz, Science and Technology Minister Chaudhry Fawad Hussain, and Planning, Development and Special Initiatives Minister Asad Umar.

Shah Mehmood Qureshi asked the opposition parties not to drag national institutions into politics as it is not good for the country and not the talk of interest.

His comment was in response to the former convicted Prime Minister of the country Nawaz Sharif’s allegation that there was a state above the state in the country that he made while addressing the opposition’s multiparty conference through video link directly from London yesterday.

PML-N leader Nawaz Sharif, while breaking his two-years-long silence, said that opposition parties struggle is not against Prime Minister Imran Khan but they are fighting against those who manipulated the electoral process and forced an “incapable person” upon the nation.

Information Minister Faraz said that Nawaz Sharif has raised many suspicions on the electoral process with his yesterday’s speech and that he is not used to fair and free elections.

Shibli went on to respond to Nawaz’s allegations saying the election process was right to him when he was elected as the Prime Minister thrice but this time as he could not gather enough votes to form a government, he is raising these questions.

The minister said these acts of them are not helping democracy but rather demolishing it. He suggested that the opposition had the option of carrying out election reforms if they had any objection. Faraz forbad the opposition from making democracy and election process controversial, saying the country had done them a lot of favors.

He also said that the former Prime Minister looked all healthy instead in his Sunday’s address even though he claimed to be sick.

While giving his remarks, Asad Umar, the Planning Minister, said that Sunday’s MPC is the demonstration of the coming true of Prime Minister Imran Khan’s words that he had stated at the beginning of his tenure that as the accountability process moves forward, all the opposition parties will get together as they have everything at stake.

Under the name of PDM, the major opposition parties have made up an alliance, demanding Prime Minister Imran Khan to resign, which has announced a three-phased anti-government movement that will start from next month which will include protests across the country, public meetings in December, and a “decisive long march” towards Islamabad in January 2021.

Umar further said PTI’s government has brought the country out of economic crisis when the opposition had thought that the economic recession they left the nation would be enough to oust the government.