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Shehbaz be disqualified for ‘extra-constitutional’ demand: Ali Zaidi

It is a time of make or break for politicians as nation braces for major political change. Both the opposition and the government claim to win the game.

Minister for Maritime Affairs Syed Ali Haider Zaidi on Wednesday said Leader of the Opposition in National Assembly Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif had violated his oath by giving statement for forming a national government for five years.

It would be an extra-constitutional step as there was no provision for a national government in the Constitution, he said while talking to a private news channel.

Moreover, he said, Shehbaz Sharif proposed that the national government should be without the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI).

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The minister said the opposition leaders were trying to buy the loyalties of the parliamentarians to make their no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Imran Khan successful, but they would fail in their manoeuvrings.

Ironically, the public money looted by the opposition leaders while in power was being used for horse trading, he added.

To a question, Ali Zaidi said the PTI would never support the formation of a national government.

They would never be a part of the government with Pakistan Peoples Party and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz, he added.

Ali Zaidi said the world had acknowledged Prime Minister Imran Khan’s stance regarding Islamophobia.

The 47th session of the OIC Council of Foreign Ministers, held in Niamey, Niger, in November 2020, unanimously adopted a resolution initiated by Pakistan for the designation of 15 March as the International Day to Combat Islamophobia.

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“Over the past year, Pakistan, together with other Islamic countries, pursued an extensive diplomatic process with UN Member States. Through constructive engagement, we and our OIC partners, were able to secure unanimous adoption by the UN General Assembly,” the foreign minister remarked.

APP with additional input by GVS News Desk