Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Sunday urged the opposition parties to stop playing drama with the nation and resign from assemblies forthwith.
The leaders of Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) should present resignation to Speaker National Assembly and desist from playing gimmicks with nation anymore, he stated in an interview with a private television channel.
The incumbent government had made requests to the opposition to cease from organizing public gatherings at open places as coronavirus cases were increasing in the country, he said. Despite COVID-19, pandemic, he said the Opposition parties had held public gathering in Lahore and posed serious threats to human health.
He suggested the masses of Punjab to listen the speech of Achakzai requesting PDM to stop public gathering amid COVID-19, rising cases.
Shah Mehmood Qureshi said that PDM should resign from assemblies forthwith and avoid playing with health of the general public.
PPP lawmakers in Sindh Assembly submit resignations
All 96 members of the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) in the Sindh Assembly including Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah have submitted their resignations to the leadership. According to a spokesman for the Bilawal House, all Sindh Assembly lawmakers visited Bilawal House in the past few days and submitted their resignations.
It is pertinent to mention here that the decision to submit resignations with the party leaderships by December 31 was made during the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) meeting days back, headed by Maulana Fazlur Rehman and attended by top political leaders including Nawaz Sharif and Asif Zardari via video link and Maryam Nawaz, Bilawal Bhutto, and others in attendance.
Earlier on Friday, during his visit to Jati Umrah, PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari threw the ball into the court of the party’s central executive committee (CEC) for the decision on resignations.
Bilawal Bhutto had denied reports that PPP was not becoming a part of the PDMs decisions and said that every party has taken up the resignation issue at their party platform and the PPP would also discuss it at the CEC forum.
Notably, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Sunday said that the fake government came into power with the instructions of an umpire’s finger and the PDM is challenging the facilitators of the puppet government to give people their rights.
Addressing the PDM’s Lahore rally on Sunday, he said that he was very happy to address the heart of Punjab in Lahore and late Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto founded his party from this city.
Bilawal said, “We will march towards Islamabad and demand the resignation of the selected and incompetent prime minister, adding that no one can divide the joint opposition. We will drive out the puppet government.” “Selectors, listen clearly, you will have to listen to the public voice, you will have to accept their decision […] the time for dialogue is gone, now there will be a long march,” the PPP chairman said.
APP with additional input by GVS News Desk