Shibli Faraz, Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting, has said on Wednesday that the incumbent government believes in equal development of all parts of the country including Sindh. Talking to media in Karachi after visiting Mazar-e-Quaid, Shibli Faraz said development projects are being carried out under 1.1 trillion rupees development packages announced by Prime Minister Imran Khan for Karachi city.
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The minister said the federal government will also extend help and assistance to rain affectees in Sindh. He expressed hope that the Sindh government will ensure speedy initiatives and accomplishment of these projects including the K4 water project, Karachi circular project, sewerage, and other issues.
Opposition parties are united for personal gains
Taking on the opposition parties, the minister alleged opposition of using protests and sit-ins as a tool to fulfill their personal demands. The people of Pakistan have given a mandate to Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) for a transparent accountability process, he told.
The minister said that Pakistan is suffering from inflation due to the ineffective policies of the previous governments.
Replying to a question of the journalist, Shibli Faraz said that any citizen can register the First Information Report (FIR) against anyone. “The government has nothing to do with the registration of a treason case against PML-N leaders,” he said.
He was clarifying his government’s position that the FIR against the PML-N leadership on the treason charges was registered on the application of a private citizen. Earlier, Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhary clarified that “we are not behind such bogus FIRs”. The minister also said that Prime Minister Imran Khan was also not in favor of registering FIRs on treason charges against his political rivals.
Political analysts and experts are now deliberating over an intriguing question; can the opposition topple PM Khan’s government? Hasan Askari Rizvi, a political analyst who served as a senior official during the 2018 polls, said during a talk-show on Dunya TV that “the movement will likely involve more rhetoric than action”. Dr. Rizvi was of the view that the opposition parties won’t be able to stay united as many of them have “competing and contradictory interests”.
Maryam to meet Fazal today
Opposition parties are planning to hold anti-government campaigns to topple PM Khan’s government. Since the last All Parties Conference (APC), PML-N and PPP are decidedly on the same page to give tough time to the PTI’s government.
On the other hand, Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam Fazal (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazal-ur-Rehman will meet Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) vice president Maryam Nawaz at Jati Umra today.
PML-N spokesperson Marriyum Aurangzeb said that Fazal-ur-Rehman will hold his first meeting with PML-N leaders as the head of the opposition alliance, Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM). She said that opposition leaders will discuss the future strategy of the anti-government movement, the arrest of PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif, registration of treason cases, and schedule of rallies to be organized by PDM.