PDM not out to protect interests of masses: Shibli

Observer Report

Minister for Information and Broadcasting said that the alliance of opposition parties is not out to protect the interests of masses but their own plundered amount.

Addressing a news conference in Islamabad on Sunday, he said the opposition parties are resorting to different tactics to pressurize the government but the Prime Minister will not come under pressure as he is doing politics of principles.

The minister said the PTI has emerged as the majority party in the National Assembly and the Senate besides it has representation in all the provinces.

He said the reason for the popularity of PTI is that the party is sticking to its ideology based on morality and rule of law and on the other hand, PML (N) and the PPP have been confined to Punjab and Sindh provinces respectively.

Shibli Faraz said the people of Pakistan are standing behind the Prime Minister and there was an environment of jubilation across the country when he won the vote of confidence from the National Assembly yesterday.

Information Minister vowed to continue struggle against the elements which socially, economically and democratically damaged the country.

Shibli Faraz said the government believes in transparent elections and has also taken steps in that regard.

On the economic front, the Information Minister said the economy has been stabilized and assured the benefits of this will reach the poor people.

He said the Prime Minister is giving special emphasis to check the inflation.

He said the targeted subsidy will be given to the people on essential items including the power tariff.

Shibli Faraz blasted the opposition Pakistan Democratic Movement alliance as a “force of darkness and falsehoods”, saying the first task of such forces was to destroy morals, hollow out institutions, eliminate meritocracy and attain goals through the use of money and force.

The minister spoke out the He said he received “thousands of phone calls and messages” and there was an atmosphere of celebration in the country because “those (opposition) forces were defeated”.


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