Minister for Information and Broadcasting Senator Shibli Faraz has termed an alliance of almost all major opposition parties, the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) a ‘dead horse’, saying it has miserably failed in its attempts to topple the incumbent government.
“Those who wanted to overthrow the elected government fell out of favour with the people,” he said in a statement on Saturday.
His statement comes a day after Pakistan People’s Party Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said that he would suggest that the PDM table a no-confidence motion in the parliament to dislodge the PTI government instead of organising protest rallies.
The PPP chairman claimed that the impact of his proposed move will be far greater than the public meetings, which the PDM has been organising across the country. “We will see them [PTI government] perspiring far greater over our meeting on a cup of tea then they have perspired even to our ten public meetings.”
The minister, in the statement, said confusion is prevailing within the ranks of Pakistan Muslim League-N and added that the Broadsheet scandal has exposed opposition parties’ attempts to get NRO-like deal in corruption cases. “It [Broadsheet] would be Panama-II for them [opposition].”