Special Assistant to Chief Minister on Information Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan has said that PDM slipped away from Qasim Bagh Stadium Multan in the dead of night to hide lack of public interest.
“It brought out a rally for facing saving as the people of Multan didn’t come out and rejected their narrative.”
She said that 500 people broke locks of the stadium and occupied it but when they realized that it was difficult for them to fill the stadium then they picked up their belongings and went to Ghanta Ghar Chowk.
Addressing a press conference here on Wednesday, Dr Firdous said that opposition is trying to provoke the government. The real aim of the opposition is to create chaos and violence. The opposition wanted an incident like the Model Town tragedy in Multan. The government was aware of the nefarious designs and intentions of PDM and hence directed the police to get out of their way and stay away from any kind of clash, she added.
She said, “We have no danger from PDM and neither will we let the opposition pressurize us. We will continue to move forward on our mission to serve the public.” While criticizing Rana Sanaullah, she said that the government is not afraid of punches and sticks. She said that the protection of life and property of the people is responsibility of the government and the government didn’t want to use force against the innocent people who were forced by opposition to take part in the rally.
Responding to a question, she said that no request has been made by the opposition for the rally in Lahore so far. She said that PDM is not getting a convener for the rally in Lahore. The government will decide whether to allow a rally or not after receiving a request from the opposition.
She said that PTI is a democratic party and we are politically trained. We have the capacity to tolerate and digest statements of opposition. She said that a cabal of cronies when talk about sending home the elected Prime Minister & Chief Minister then the motive behind all this is to spread chaos and anarchy.
She said that the government will not go anywhere and complete its constitutional tenure under the leadership of Prime Minister Imran Khan. Public support is with the government not with the opposition. The opposition should wait for elections rather than resorting to protests, she added.