As Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) Lahore Jalsa came to its end, PTI leaders including Prime Minister Imran Khan, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi took a jibe at the Opposition.
PDM Lahore Jalsa kicked off on Sunday (today) at Minar-e-Pakistan, termed as a “historic and decisive” power show.
However, FM Shah Mahmood Qureshi termed the rally a failed show, claiming that the masses rejected the narrative of the opposition’s alliance.
He said the Pakistani people were “not ready to be fooled by these thieves and looters” again.
Commenting on the flop power show, FM Qureshi said that people of Lahore boycotted the opposition’s meeting and proved that they were not with their narrative.
Media showed that the government did not create hurdles in the way of the public meeting in Lahore, he added.
He added the nation has come to know the reality of their hollow and false slogans. “The political clowns who looted people have reunited once again,” the Foreign Minister added.
“The time has come to end the politics of looting,” FM Qureshi noted. The PDM is “imposing their personal agenda upon the people,” he said.
The foreign minister said the deception of the Opposition’s power and popularity among people had been revealed; however, while the government was ready for talks, it “will not give them NRO”.
“We will focus our attention to the economy and inflation is already decreasing,” FM Qureshi explained.
Also, Prime Minister Imran Khan termed the entire rally as ‘pathetic’.
In a series of tweets on Sunday, PM Imran said the PDM leaders simply displayed utter callousness by endangering people’s lives despite COVID-19 threat across the country.
He further made it clear to the PDM leaders that he won’t give NRO to them, no matter what future tactics or blackmailing they have planned for later.
Let me once again reiterate: I will never give an NRO. Whatever future plans of further blackmail PDM may have, my message is categorical: There will never be an NRO from my govt no matter what tactics the looters devise.
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) December 13, 2020
“My Narrative Is Same As Quaid-E-Azam’s”, Says Nawaz Sharif
On the other hand, PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif also addressed the Lahore rally via video link and asked who was answerable for the government’s failings.
“He says I won’t give an NRO. Who is asking you for an NRO? You and Aleema Khan got an NRO from Saqib Nisar yourself,” said Nawaz.
“They say, don’t take names? Tell me, what should we do? Is Imran Khan alone responsible for the predicament the country is in?”
Nawaz said that his “crime is that I speak the truth” and added that he was fighting for the people. He said that his “narrative” was the same as Quaid-e-Azam’s.
“Stop political engineering factories in agencies,” said the former prime minister.