Minister for Information and Broadcasting Shibli Faraz, on Monday said the alliance of opposition parties was pursuing conflicting narratives.In a tweet, the minister said that Pakistan People’s Party Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari’s insistence on the no-confidence motion, Pakistani Muslim League-N Ahsan Iqbal’s qualms on it and party’s Vice President Maryam Nawaz’s stress on the long march clearly indicated a rift in the alliance.
“The opposition parties have taken to the roads to hoodwink the masses but they are now turning to the parliament after being rejected by them,” the minister added.
Reports of differences between both the parties emerged on January 24 after PML-N’s Ahsan Iqbal disagreed with PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari’s recommendation of tabling a no-confidence motion in parliament, instead of organising protest rallies across the country to remove the ruling party from power.
According to the statement, the PPP co-chairman stressed on sending the incumbent regime packing saying “their ineptness and incompetence can land (the) country into a mega-crisis”.
In a bid to dispel rumours of discord in the Pakistan Democratic Movement parties over bringing a no-confidence motion against the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, PPP Co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari on January 24 declared that all options were still on the table including a no-confidence motion, resignations, long march and even a countrywide wheel-jam strike.