No threat from opposition: PM Imran

Staff Reporter

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday said that the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) the opposition parties have practically ended as the people have rejected them.

While chairing a joint parliamentary party meeting of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf and its allied parties, the premier said the opposition parties have tried their best but the people of Pakistan have rejected them.

Imran further said that complete inquiry into Hudaibiya Paper Mills will also be carried out. On the other hand, the participants of the session discussed strategy for upcoming Senate elections.

The Prime Minister also took the parliamentary party members into confidence regarding important decisions taken by the government. The members also apprised the Prime Minister about the problems of their constituencies.

Imran Khan said that the opposition was not a threat to the PTI government.
“The Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) is practically over. They have used their full force in their rallies and have come to know that the people are not with them,” the premier observed.

He further stated that the opposition wanted to trap the ruling party in the Election Commission, but has ended up trapping itself. “Don’t worry, the opposition is not a problem for us,” Imran added.

On the Broadsheet issue, the premier stated that a commission had been formed that would also fully investigate the Surrey Palace and Hudabia Paper Mill cases. During the meeting, the PM said that all the members of the public should put their full emphasis on the Ehsaas Programme. He also asked for parliament members to visit shelter homes, provide facilities to the poor.

“If the country’s poor are taken care of, the rest of the issues will get resolved too,” he said. In the meeting, the members of the assembly inquired about the rising debts, in response to which Finance Advisor Hafeez Sheikh put forward details regarding the debts.

Earlier in the day, Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Shibli Faraz had said that every party in the Pakistan Democratic Movement is part of the alliance for its own interest, saying the huddle will never have unity within its ranks. “The PDM set various different goals for itself but it has been failing terribly on all of them,” Faraz said, while speaking to media in Islamabad.

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