Imran Khan’s Minister asks PDM to come across table

By Special Corrspondent

Peshawar: Pakistan Tehreek-e – Insaf (PTI) senior leader Shaukat Yousafzai on Friday again offered the opposition Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) an opportunity to hold talks on all issues except transparency before the PDM rally in Peshawar in November. 

The PTI leader also urged the PDM to postpone its Peshawar rally in the broader public interest, Daily Pakistan said. 

“Peshawar witnessed a horrific terrorist incident in which innocent children of the madrassa were attacked. The PDM should rethink its Peshawar rally in view of the possible danger of terrorism. The provincial government would not enforce a ban on rallies and processions,” said Yousafzai. 

He also said that the PTI government would provide maximum security to all opposition rallies and processions, adding that the PDM should not play with people’s lives to save the corruption of some politicians. 

“The Pakistan Army and the police have made tremendous sacrifices in order to eliminate terrorism. Nevertheless, speeches are made in the PDM rally against the Pak Army, which is reprehensible and makes the enemies of the country proud … this is an opportunity for the enemy to spread against Pakistan,” local media reports quoted Yousafzai. 

Yousafzai said that if the PDM had a public agenda, the government would be able to negotiate with them. He further defended the PTI government, saying that all indicators of the economy were heading in the right direction, as Prime Minister Imran Khan was aware of inflation and took strict steps to manage it. 

The senior PTI leader also argued that the opposition sought to preserve the corruption of its leaders, which he said would not be tolerated in any circumstances. The third anti-government rally of Pakistan’s 11-party opposition coalition, the PDM, took place in Quetta, Balochistan, on Sunday. 

Previously, the PDM had organised two mammoth rallies in Gujranwala and Karachi as part of a nationwide protest calling for the resignation of Imran Khan.   

(Inputs from ANI)  

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