Minister for Information Shibli Faraz has on Sunday said people’s low interest in the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) rally shows their mistrust in the opposition.
As a responsive message to PDM Peshawar flop show, Shibli Faraz said people of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) boycotted opposition’s rally, which indicates that they have rejected PDM’s anti-people agenda.
He said the people of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, on Prime Minister Imran Khan’s appeal, kept themselves protected from Coronavirus by staying away from opposition’s meeting.
The Minister said Coronavirus is a reality and not a fictional tale. He said despite court’s orders, opposition’s insistence on organizing public rallies reflects its stubbornness.
The opposition has always given priority to its personal interest over people’s health and respect of law, Faraz added.
Shibli Faraz asked participants of the Peshawar rally to quarantine for the sake of others’ protection.
Earlier in a day, Minister for Information Senator Shibli Faraz said amidst the ongoing COVID-19 surge in Pakistan, putting peoples’ lives at stake for meager political gain is political persecution.
In his tweets on Sunday, the minister said playing with the lives of people and political workers exposes the mentality of opportunist political gangs.
He further added that the criminals who ruined the economy of the country and targeted national institutions are now bent on the effect on the health and livelihood of people.
ملکی اداروں کو بدنام اور معیشت تباہ کرنے والے مجرم اب عوام کی صحت اور روزگار کے درپے ہیں۔یہ اپنے غیر ذمہ دارانہ رویے سے عوامی صحت اور روزگار دونوں متاثر کرنا چاہتے ہیں۔ کرپشن کے کورونا سے عوام حساب لیں گے۔
— Senator Shibli Faraz (@shiblifaraz) November 22, 2020
‘PDM Deliberately Endangering Lives’
Furthermore, Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday said that Pakistan will be compelled to go into a complete lockdown if the coronavirus cases continue to surge across the country.
However, the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) will be responsible for such consequences, the premier said.
Taking to his Twitter handle, PM Imran blamed the PDM for ‘deliberately endangering lives and livelihoods’ by holding jalsas despite ban on large gatherings amidst increasing COVID-19 cases.
I do not want to take measures like a lockdown that will start hurting our economy which at the moment is showing signs of a robust recovery. Unfortunately, the Opposition's only goal is NRO at whatever cost to the lives of people & the country's economy.
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) November 22, 2020
“Govt. Will Have To Go Home By January”
Ahead of Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) Jalsa in Peshawar, Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said the incompetent PTI government will have to “pack by January” as the rulers are not eligible to run a country.
While addressing the PDM Peshawar Jalsa on Sunday, Bilawal lamented that the people who had been displaced due to terrorism and military operations against militants had still not been rehabilitated.
Residents whose family members had been killed by terrorists or whose houses and shops had suffered damages had not been compensated either, said the PPP chief.