No-trust move submitted for Pakistan’s betterment: Opposition

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ISLAMABAD: The Opposition decided to submit the no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Imran Khan for the betterment of Pakistan, Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Shahbaz Sharif said on Tuesday.Addressing a press conference flanked by former president and PPP co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari and JUI chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman; he said: “We have taken this decision for the people of Pakistan and not for ourselves.” The incumbent PTI government has “mortgaged our future generations by taking hefty loans,” he added.  Shahbaz accused the PTI-led government to have “reinstalled the development projects which were initiated by the previous government and claiming them as their own projects.” “They criticised China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project when they were in the Opposition; however, they are now taking credit for it,” he said. Shedding light on PM Imran Khan’s speech on Sunday, he said: “The PM has angered the international allies of Pakistan who stood by the country in good and bad times.” “The language used against the European Union was inappropriate so much so that not a single word can be repeated here,” Shahbaz said, recalling PM Imran Khan’s speech during a public rally in the Tehsil Mailsi of the Vehari District two days ago. Speaking about the Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act (PECA), 2016; former president Asif Ali Zardari said that journalism is one of the greatest pillars of democracy. “Several journalists disagreed with me during PPP’s tenure, they even slandered me but I still tolerated it,” he said. Zardari was of the view that no party could steer Pakistani out of the tough crisis singlehandedly. “We have to work together, therefore, we invite all friends in order to liberate our future generations from this difficult phase,” he reiterated. Regarding numbers, he said they will bring all members and will complete more than 172 votes. “Members of his own party [PTI] are also unhappy with the performance of Prime Minister Imran Khan,” he said without naming anyone. Speaking on the occasion, the JUI-F chief — who is also the president of the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) — said that during the general elections of 2018, the PTI had “looted the mandate of the voters.” “We are not ashamed of our stance,” he said, adding that the long march against the government scheduled to begin on March 23 is a part of the process to raise awareness about the PTI government. Fazl further added that the Opposition knows about the “true face” of Prime Minister Imran Khan. “We know about your true identity and the evils and filths of your mind,” he said. “The Opposition has united due to national interest and the no-confidence motion will succeed,” he said,

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