Minister says opposition bent upon damaging interests of the country.
Federal Information Minister Shibli Faraz slammed the Opposition parties, while addressing a news conference in Islamabad today.
Minister says opposition bent upon damaging
However, he expressed satisfaction that the prices of essential commodities including that of sugar and the wheat flour are coming down.
He said despite Covid-19, the government has managed to stabilize the economy and bring down inflation.
Shibli Faraz said the government aims to generate economic activity to create job opportunities for the people. We are constructing two new dams and two new cities.
The Information Minister said the government is trying to address the internal and external challenges.
But he regretted that the opposition is bent upon damaging the country’s interests.
He also accused them of putting the lives of the people at stake by holding gatherings.
The Information Minister said opposition parties whom people largely rejected, now trying to protect their vested interests.
Moreover, he called PTI’s a democratic and elected government. Hence, he suggested the opposition parties will have to wait for the next three to eight years.
Shibli further reminded that during their regimes the institutions remained paralyzed, while they promoted nepotism.
Opposition eyes NRO
He said the opposition parties do not want Pakistan move in the right direction. He however made it clear that no NRO will be given to the corrupt leaders.
The Information Minister said the opposition cannot blackmail the government through pressure tactics.
He, however, said we are ready to hold negotiations with them on the issues faced by the country.
Shibli Faraz appealed to the masses to stay away from the rallies of opposition whose politics is based on lies.
He said the people should fully adhere to the SOPs to cope with the second wave of Covid-19 which is proving to be more fatal as compared to the first one.
The Information Minister warned if the situation did not improve, the government will have to opt for more strict restrictions. This, he said, will have adverse impact on the economy and the livelihoods.
Shibli Faraz said the country at present has sufficient inventory such as that of oxygen cylinders. He said the provincial governments have been directed to maintain sufficient reserves of oxygen cylinders.
Meanwhile, Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Youth Affairs Usman Dar also spoke.
He said that Prime Minister Imran Khan will announce a comprehensive package for Sialkot worth 17 billion rupees during his visit to the city tomorrow.
He said the amount will be spent on establishment of five parks; construction of drinking water plants and traffic re-engineering.
He said under Kamyab Jawan Program 2 billion rupees have so far been distributed among the youth of the county while 6 billion rupees will be dispersed during next six months.