Opposition can’t dent PTI govt: Gill


Special Assistant to Prime Minister for Political Communication Dr Shahbaz Gill has said that the whole lot of opposition cannot dent the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government as their fundamentals are flawed and divergent. Addressing a press conference here on Sunday, he criticised the threatening attitude of the opposition leaders, who were trying to intimidate the state institutions for their vested interests. He particularly mentioned the rhetoric of Rana Sanaullah to cordon off courts and said that judiciary must take suo motu action against such statements; otherwise, the government would itself move a petition in the court.

He said that Asif Ali Zardari and the Sharif families had been at daggers drawn in the past. But, when Imran Khan announced bringing them to accountability for recovery of the looted national wealth, they became close friends. Now the opposition leaders want to oust the PTI government and for the purpose, they were using various negative tactics.

He said that the government had no threat from the opposition parties because these were also facing rifts among their ranks as the senior leaders like Khwaja Saad Rafique had been sidelined. He said that during a meeting, Zardari uttered that some Assembly members of the PTI were in touch with him. But fact of the matter is that various parliamentarians of the opposition parties were under direct influence of the ruling alliance. Zardari should have guessed from the recent government bills passed by the Senate and National Assembly in which some people including the leader of the opposition in Senate did not participate in the process. He said Bilawal Zardari also rejected resignation of the opposition leader which clearly showed who was under whose influence. He said that the corrupt elements could not harm the government at all. However, senior and principled politicians like Saad Rafique must think about what was happening.

Earlier, these elements had signed the Charter of Democracy to protect each other’s corruption and to loot national wealth together. But later, they betrayed each other. Now these elements are gathering together to befool masses once again. But this time, the people would reject them badly and kick them out of politics, he added.

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