Pakistan: Sheikh Rashid Ahmed, the Interior Minister, informed members of the ruling PTI party on Thursday that “moving parties will not help them,” adding that “turncoats must keep in mind that early elections might also be called in the country.”
He made these remarks during a press conference in Islamabad, when he discussed Prime Minister Imran Khan’s looming no-trust vote.
“Those who switch parties in the hopes of gaining respect are mistaken,” the minister stated.
From this point forward, he promised, the country would receive “positive news.”
He claimed that allies took longer to make judgments. “Those who are [genuine] stay true to democracy and their political party,” he added.
Rashid urged opposition politicians to stick to their guns because “it is their moral, constitutional, and Islamic responsibility.”
“Let me assure you with responsibility that nobody is going anywhere,” the minister said, adding that he had seen Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar, who stood hard behind Imran Khan.
“He’s not going anywhere, either,” Rashid remarked of Buzdar.
One of the primary demands of the group of dissident PTI MPs led by Jahangir Tareen is the removal of the existing Punjab chief minister from office.
Aleem Khan, a close friend of PM Imran, had also expressed his intention to join the Tareen group. He had slammed Prime Minister Imran Khan’s government in Islamabad and the Punjab government led by Usman Buzdar for “totally failing to fulfil its mandate and bring about the promised reform.”
During today’s news conference, the interior minister claimed that some opposition members will not attend parliament on the day of the no-confidence vote. He called those MPs “responsible,” saying they realised it would be “best” if Prime Minister Imran Khan finished his term and early elections were called.
“In light of the global reality, the opposition must reconsider the situation,” he continued.
In answer to a query, the minister of the interior emphasised the importance of “There will be no sackings, removals, or [leaving]. “All three will continue with Imran Khan,” he said, adding that he had told FIA Director General Dr Sanaullah Abbasi to “eliminate those who are destroying the army’s prestige.” “on the internet
It was unclear to whom the minister was referring when he said he was fired.
When it comes to parliamentary proceedings, Rashid says the NA speaker will decide when the no-trust resolution will be voted on.
In the final year of PM Imran’s rule, the opposition made a “major error” by making him a “hero.” “We were fighting inflation and unemployment, but today people have forgotten about it and are supporting Imran Khan.”
He claimed that the opposition was now playing into the premier’s hands.
“In politics, nothing is set in stone. [The no-trust case] will be determined in ten days, and there will be good news, “Added he.
MNAs who are dissatisfied with the status quo
Several ruling PTI MPs who had been ‘in hiding’ at the Sindh House in Islamabad exposed themselves last week, demonstrating that opposition accusations that they had won over members of the ruling alliance were accurate.
The disclosure came after Prime Minister Imran and certain cabinet ministers accused the opposition of horse-trading ahead of the important vote on the no-confidence resolution, revealing that Sindh House in Islamabad had turned into a hub for buying and selling members.
While government members continued to allege that these dissidents had “sold their souls for money,” a number of TV channels sending crews inside Sindh House to check the charges were met with almost a dozen PTI members who poured their hearts out and aired their grievances with the ruling party.
The interior minister had urged dissident legislators to return the PTI, promising that they would not be interrogated.
The minister proposed that the PTI’s angry leaders go to their constituencies and ask their constituents what they thought of their decision. If the ruling party’s members of the National Assembly do not return, he has stated that they will regret their decision.