Railways Minister Sheikh Rasheed on Friday said the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government is not afraid of protests announced by Jamiat Ulema Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief Fazlur Rehaman.
Speaking to the media, he said the government would complete its five-year tenure, adding that the JUI-F leader would face resistance if he disrupts the political system.
He said the PTI government would not be blackmailed by threats of million marches.
Sheikh Rasheed said the JUI-F chief had always protested against the democratic system and he wanted justice by holding protests on the roads rather than approaching the court.
He said the country has already rejected “these corrupt elements” in the elections, and that such elements were now taking revenge from the country by announcing lock-downs against a democratic government.
The minister said people would support the stance of Prime Minister Imran Khan regarding the rule of law and the Constitution.
Sheikh Rasheed said that the proposed Azadi March call by Rehman in Islamabad has failed to receive the support of other opposition parties and will most likely result in a failure.
He suggested that Rehman should not use his seminary students for the sack of his political gains.
He assured that Pakistan People’s Party leader Bilawal Bhutto will not join the Azadi March and that Rehman is taking a solo flight without the support of other opposition parties.
The minister said across-the-board accountability against corruption will not stop as the government is not afraid of the opposition’s lockdowns and alliances.
The minister said the government is currently focused on getting the country out of the economic crisis as soon as possible, and that the whole nation will see its results in a few months.