A day after the convicted former PM Nawaz Sharif’s speech at the All Parties Conference was broadcasted live on the national television where he targeted the state institutions, Prime Minister Imran Khan said that “once again a fugitive sitting in London is maligning the state institutions”.
The PM Imran Khan was speaking to members of the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf on Monday.
Nawaz, who was allowed to leave the country for the purpose of medical treatment late last year, broke his long silence a day before and claimed that the opposition was up not against Prime Minister Imran Khan but against those who had brought him into power in the 2018 elections.
“Sharif’s Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz has once again promoted the Indian agenda,” said the PM, adding that New Delhi wanted to damage Pakistan’s state institutions ahead of the UN General Assembly session.
“We will not allow anyone to malign our state institutions,” said the PM referring to the speech given by Nawaz Sharif.
It is to be noted that the opposition parties recently held an All Parties Conference in Islamabad.
The Jamiat Ulema e Islam (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazl Ur Rehman had given suggestions to the opposition parties attending the All Parties Conference (APC) for protesting against the government.
The JUI-F had suggested resigning from the assemblies in protest against the government.
According to the details, the party’s second proposal is to stage a protest on the streets. The party’s third proposal is to run a mass prison wide campaign.
The opposition parties at the APC decided to adopt a tough strategy against the federal government.
Failed to bring a No-Confidence Motion
However, the APC failed to bring a no-confidence motion against the government as some party leaders expressed their concerns. According to the party leaders, completing the numbers of members in a secret ballot is a problem, as they cite the experience of senate chairman election.
The united opposition at the APC had named it ‘Pakistan Democratic Alliance.’
It is to be noted here that the opposition has decided to stage mass protests against the government and announce to hold a long march in January. 2021.
The demands include the resignation of the Prime Minister.