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Most PPP members links long march to return of Nawaz Sharif: FM

Most PPP members links long march to return of Nawaz Sharif: FM
January 1, 2021

ISLAMABAD (92 News) - Foreign Minister (FM) Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said that opposition parties’ alliance Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) meeting does not seem to decide on resignations today as nothing will happen on January 31.

Addressing a press conference at the Parliament House, the minister said the inside story of PDM is that most PPP members made the long march conditional on former premier Nawaz Sharif's return to Pakistan. "The matter seems to be falling into disarray as the PPP members say issue of resignations can be discussed on the return of Nawaz Sharif," he added.

FM Qureshi said the PDM leadership is holding a meeting at Jati Umra in Lahore today, but differences among the constituent parties of the alliance have already come forth. He said the PPP's Central Executive Committee has decided that the party will take part in the upcoming by-elections and the Senate elections and that it will not tender resignations from assemblies. He said the PPP has also not decided any date for long march.

The minister said the PDM had decided that their parliamentarians will send their resignations to JUI-F chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman by December 31 last year, but PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari opposed it, arguing that the resignations should rather be sent to the heads of the parties. "This shows lack of confidence within the alliance," he maintained.

PM Imran Khan will not resign

Shah Mehmood Qureshi has claimed that the members of PDM don‘t trust each other. He further said that nothing will happen on January 31. Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan will not resign from the office as he has public vote and confidence of the House," he maintained.

Govt ready for dialogue with opposition

The minister said that the government is ready for dialogue with the opposition at the forum of parliament on national issues, but not on the ongoing accountability process.

he also said Prime Minister Imran Khan has made it clear time and again that no NRO will be given to the corrupt elements. "We are political people and believe in political process and dialogue," he added.

Condemning the tragic of incident of burning of a Hindu saint shrine by a mob, FM Qureshi said the Chief Justice of Pakistan has taken its notice. He said it is an irresponsible act and an attempt to damage Pakistan's image at international level.

Pakistan's position on Kashmir, Palestine issues

FM Qureshi said Pakistan's position on the Kashmir and Palestine issues is very clear. He said the stance of the Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah on these issues is a guiding principle for us.