The PPP leader likens the Shehbaz-led government to Imran’s regime

Senator Raza Rabbani will address the joint session of Majlis-e-Shura on February 8, 2023.— NNI
  • Raza Rabbani took the government to task over the deteriorating economy.
  • PTI, current government wants »freedom [freedom]- he says from the parliament.
  • He asks the prime minister to provide information to the parliament about terrorism and the economy.

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Senator Raza Rabbani on Monday compared the current government with the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) regime, which its current rulers strongly opposed.

According to an official statement, a former chairman of the Senate in the party’s ruling alliance said, “This seems to be what the PTI or the current governments want. freedom [freedom] From the Parliament and the Constitution, 1973.

The PPP appears to be at loggerheads with the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM)-led government on governance and economic issues as the country experiences historic inflation and recovers from damage caused by cataclysmic floods.

The country is also witnessing its worst economic crisis, the rupee has hit an all-time low, foreign exchange reserves are falling almost every week, and on top of that, a new wave of terrorism has hit Pakistan.

On the ongoing issues, Rabbani sought an explanation from the government as he said the rulers were running away from the parliament.

The senator also told parliament that “the IMF needs to be trusted because it is dragging its feet.” [International Monetary Fund] about the signing of the agreement and the reluctance of friendly countries other than China to provide assistance against the IMF”.

“The public has a right to know whether our nuclear assets are under pressure or under pressure [if] Our strategic relationship with China is at risk or [are] We are called upon to play a role in facilitating military presence in the region[n] An imperialist power?’ he said.

Pakistan appears to have been softened up to play a role that is against its national and strategic interests, the senator said without elaborating.

“The issue of TTP and the rise of terrorism also did not find any discussion or briefing by the government,” Rabbani said.

According to the former chairman of the Senate, these and other questions require a policy statement from Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on the floor of the joint session.

“No alliance with PDM”

PPP Co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari also said that his party will contest the next elections under the ‘arrow’ symbol and not for alliance with PDM.

“We are not part of PDM but we are their partner in government,” the PPP leader said at a press conference ahead of the April 30 Punjab general elections in Vehari.

The PPP chief also ruled out talks with PTI chairman Imran Khan, saying the former prime minister was not a politician.

Asked whether the police had tried to arrest the PTI chief and consulted him, Zardari said, “It is under the purview of the interior minister, why is he consulting me?” he answered.

Islamabad police raided Khan’s Zaman Park residence in Lahore to arrest him, but they came up empty-handed due to the former prime minister’s “absence”.

When asked about PPP’s loss to PTI in NA-193 (Rajanpur), the ex-president said it was not because of Khan’s popularity but because of rising inflation.

Bilawal threatens to quit

Chairman of PPP and Minister of Foreign Affairs Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari It also warned the center to quit the ministry if promises of financial assistance to the Sindh flood victims were not fulfilled.

“The promises made to the flood victims must be kept or it will be difficult to keep our promises [federal] ministries,” Bilawal said during an event in Karachi.

Expressing deep concern and regret, the PPP chief said the federal government’s promises to the flood victims were not being fulfilled. The flood-affected community is going through a tough time amid rising inflation in the country, he added.

He said the center should give priority to flood victims. “If the federal government or the prime minister [Shehbaz] promises, and then they must be fulfilled.

According to the PPP chairman, the ruling party in Sindh will raise the issue both in the National Assembly and before the Prime Minister. He also hoped that their concerns would be addressed by the federal government.

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