Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmad on Friday said that those involved in horse-trading will get nothing in return as Prime Minister Imran Khan is destined to complete his tenure. Warning the Opposition against horse-trading as their efforts to gather ruling PTI allies’ support continue to intensify, Rashid said that “all their efforts will go in vain”.
The coalition of the three major opposition parties — PML-N, PPP and JUI-F — has recently tasked the PPP co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari to deal with the government’s allies regarding the matter.
“Nawaz Sharif has assigned horse-trading to Asif Zardari,” Rashid said while addressing a press conference in Lahore. The minister warned that all the Opposition’s efforts will go in vain and those engaged in horse-trading will get nothing. He also advised the Opposition to prepare for the next election instead as there is only one year left for it.
“I’m witnessing a political turmoil […] these people are going to dig their own grave,” the minister said.
Speaking about the no-trust motion that the joint Opposition is trying to bring against the incumbent government, he said that all the “materialistic elements” are coming together out of fear.