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Wednesday Jul 29 2020
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Opposition wants to 'wheel and deal' for personal interests, says Shibli Faraz

Federal Minister for Information Shibli Faraz said that it is not possible for the government to close the jails and facilitate culprits by giving them NROs. Photo: Geo.tv/File

Federal Minister for Information Shibli Faraz on Wednesday said that the opposition parties want to "wheel and deal" for personal interests and the culprits, at any cost, would not be given any sort of concession under the National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO).

"The opposition wants to bargain for personal interests. It is not possible that they have us close the jails and facilitate them with NROs. After Eid, the opposition's bubble will burst," the minister said.

Talking to media on the occasion, Faraz said that the focus of the PTI-led government is on the real problems of the people. He said the "rule of merit" is the hallmark of the incumbent government.

"The PTI team is united under the leadership of Prime Minister Imran Khan; if PTI does not have Imran Khan then PTI is nothing," the minister asserted.

He said that under the governance of "Naya Pakistan", there will only be politics of honesty and integrity and that the best judges of the government's performance are the people of Pakistan.

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Faraz said that the words "minus one" are an invention of the opposition and that "Naya Pakistan" is progressing forward under the leadership of Prime Minister Imran Khan.

Lambasting PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari for placing personal gains over national interests, the information minister said: "Bilawal Bhutto took over Sindh and has made his national party a regional party."

The information minister had called on Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar earlier in the day to discuss issues of mutual interest, the political situation, and media strategy along with measures to provide relief to the people and public welfare schemes.

APC organised to hide 'stains of corruption'

On the other hand, Buzdar said that the performance of the government in the last two years was much better than the last 30 years and the media has played an eminent role to bring the government's initiatives to the notice of the people.

He said that the previous tradition of misusing national resources has been eradicated as non-discriminatory accountability of corrupt elements will guarantee the development and prosperity of Pakistan.

Buzdar further said that the alliance of opposition parties was only for the protection of personal interests and under the guise of All Party Conference (APC) the opposition parties were unsuccessfully trying to hide "the stains of their corruption".