War of words between the 11-party opposition alliance, Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM), and the government is raging with claims and counterclaims pouring in. PDM chief Maulana Fazal-ur-Rehman has threatened to continue to follow those who have stolen votes, Minister for Information and Broadcasting Senator Shibli Faraz has called the alliance a dead horse.
The Maulana told reporters in Lahore said the PDM would continue to pursue those who have come into power by stealing votes.
He claimed that the PDM rallies had upset the government, adding that a change in the system was “inevitable.”
He said there was complete unity in components of the PDM.
Meanwhile, Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) Vice President Maryam Nawaz said Pakistan was paying the price of “historic incompetence” of the PTI government.
Maryam lashed out at the government in a tweet saying the current inexperienced rulers had made Pakistan a laughing stock in the international community due to their policies.
“First, the government damaged the credibility of pilots of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) and now even the safety of airlines is being questioned,” she wrote in her tweet.
She said Pakistan had never been fallen in such fathomless depths in its history. She warned that those looting the national money would be held accountable.
Minister for Information and Broadcasting Senator Shibli Faraz retaliated by calling the PDM a dead horse and the opposition a disappointment, failure and defeat.
He said in a statement that the PML-N leaders were confused as the Broadsheet had exposed the politics of NRO. He termed the “Broadsheet as Panama 2 for the PML-N.”
Shibli said when Imran Khan was building cancer hospitals and universities, Nawaz Sharif and Asif Zardari were robbing the poor and building palaces in Avenfield and Surrey. The PML-N cannot mislead the people, he added.
“The national criminals, who plundered the wealth of the nation, would be held accountable,” he said.
Meanwhile, Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry said the opposition was bewildered as they had come to know that the members of Broadsheet Inquiry Commission were honest.
He denied the opposition’s allegations of selection of inquiry committee and countered their claim saying the opposition wanted to constitute a commission comprising Rafiq Tarar, Iftikhar Chaudhry and Malik Qayyum.