Pakistan

Government reacts to oppositions' APC, demand for PM's resignation

  • Information and Broadcasting Minister Senator Shibli Faraz termed the meeting a 'flimsy attempt to put pressure on the government to back off on accountability'.
Published September 21, 2020

Opposition parties on Sunday had announced a nationwide campaign to rid people of the Pakistan-Tehreek-e-Insaf government from October 2020.

After a meeting of more than eight-hours, the PPP-hosted All-party conference (MPC) announced the formation of an alliance named Pakistan Democratic Movement. During the meeting, both deposed prime minister Nawaz Sharif and ex-president Asif Ali Zardari addressed via video link.

In his speech, Sharif said that the opposition's struggle was not against Prime Minister Imran Khan but those who brought him into power through the 2018 elections. He also said that the country's leader keeps focusing on accountability but he himself is involved in raising sugar prices. "Will no reference be filed against him," Nawaz asked.

Nawaz hits out at 'establishment'

Following their presser, the government reacted to both the announcement of the demonstration as well as Sharif's speech.

Federal Minister for Marine Affairs Ali Zaidi said that Nawaz has declared war with the entire Pakistani nation. While Information and Broadcasting Minister Senator Shibli Faraz termed the meeting a 'flimsy attempt to put pressure on the government to back off on accountability'.

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