‘Anti-govt events ought to recreate coverage to steer nation out of issues’

Federal Minister for Information Fawad Chaudhry speaks to reporters in Islamabad on October 18, 2021. — YouTube/HumNewsLive
Federal Minister for Information Fawad Chaudhry speaks to reporters in Islamabad on October 18, 2021. — YouTube/HumNewsLive

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry on Monday stated anti-government events ought to check out their earlier tenures and recreate a coverage to steer the nation out of issues earlier than resorting to criticism.

Speaking to the press, he stated: “The Opposition has no organisational or economic policy in place.”

Fawad criticised the Opposition and stated that the Opposition was holding anti-government protests “just for the sake of it”.

Fawad make clear civil-military relationships and stated that Prime Minister Imran Khan and the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa typically maintain conferences, subsequently, a routine assembly was held right this moment too.

“All the matters have been resolved,” he stated.

Fawad additionally talked about Opposition’s criticism of the rising inflation within the nation and stated that, in Sindh, solely the costs of wheat have been hiked however different important objects are being bought at affordable costs.

“The Sindh government has released wheat into the open market today,” the minister stated, including that the complete world is grappling with inflation and Pakistan isn’t any exception.

“We don’t live on another planet. If there is a worldwide increase in the prices of oil, then we will also witness a hike in the prices,” he stated.

“There are no proponents of democracy in the Opposition as they are always looking to strike political deals,” he stated, as he continued criticising the Opposition.

The info minister requested the Opposition to provide you with an alternate resolution to curb the rising inflation within the nation.

“Merely lashing out at the premier will not get these parties anywhere,” Fawad stated as he berated the chief of Pakistan Democratic Movement, Maulana Fazlur Rehman.

“Fazl has no political standing anymore,” he stated. “He only urges madrassa kids to join his political rallies, therefore, he should start a rent-a-crowd business.”

Fawad additionally invited the Opposition to come back ahead and maintain talks with the federal government relating to electoral reforms and different issues.

The minister stated in a bid to present reduction to the lots, the federal government has determined to supply subsidies on the costs of ghee, wheat, and electrical energy.

“However, the entire country could not be run on the basis of subsidies,” the knowledge minister stated, including that the federal government has to pay a debt of $12 billion.

“Had those who are crying foul about inflation right now not taken such huge loans, Pakistan would have been in a much better position,” he stated. “We have to fight inflation together and the private sector should increase the salaries of the employees.”

‘Govt has snatched individuals’s proper to reside’: Shahbaz

Earlier within the day, Leader of the Opposition within the National Assembly Shahbaz Sharif stated the PTI-led authorities has snatched individuals’s proper to reside, as he lashed out at it over rising inflation.

The Opposition chief, addressing the ground of the National Assembly, stated: “Every child in the country is bearing witness to the worst government in the last 74 years.”

He additional criticised the PTI-led authorities’s financial insurance policies and stated that there isn’t any comparability between PTI’s governance and Riyasat e Madinah.

“[As against present-day Pakistan] under PTI’s rule, no one ever slept hungry in Riyasat e Madinah, exemplary justice prevailed there, and everyone was given their due rights,” stated Shahbaz.

“It startles us when the government compares itself with Riyasat e Madinah,” he stated whereas criticising the federal government’s financial insurance policies.

Lashing out on the authorities for inflation, he stated the electrical energy charge had been hiked up Rs1.5 per unit, whereas the value of petroleum merchandise had additionally elevated.

Shahbaz stated the value of ghee had been elevated by Rs49 and cooking oil Rs110, as he lamented that “what could be crueller than depriving the poor of food”.

The Opposition chief requested the federal government that how may an individual who earns Rs20,000 a month afford electrical energy payments value Rs10,000, as he claimed that such a scenario had not arisen since Pakistan’s inception.

“To fulfil the IMF’s (International Monetary Fund) conditions they took every measure […] but despite that, I have heard reports that IMF is still not satisfied and is trying to impose further conditions.”

The Opposition chief requested whether or not there could be a cease to this “destruction or not”, as he stated that the incumbent authorities desires to go away the nation “on the path to destruction”.

Shahbaz reminded Prime Minister Imran Khan that he had, earlier than coming into energy, stated that if the rupee’s worth falls in opposition to the greenback, then the prime minister is a thief.

“If the price of medicines has risen by 100%, then what should we call this government […] If the US dollar gains 40% against rupee then what should we call this government?” he requested.

“Imported inflation is leading to starvation and suicide […] The country’s crops might be affected due to bad weather conditions, but Pakistan usually has wheat and other commodities in abundance,” he stated.

The Opposition chief added that there have been experiences of the federal government importing thousands and thousands of tonnes of sugar, whereas the individuals had been pressured to line up for buying the commodity.

“This government has also deprived the people of wheat,” he added.