Opp giving tough time to govt
The ongoing political situation indicates PM Imran Khan’s government is in trouble, senior journalists and analysts remarked during 24newshd TV programme DNA, Salim Bokhari, Iftikhar Ahmed, PJ Mir, and Javed Iqbal took up the political situation, economic crisis, and regional peace.
SalIm Bokhari said Bilawal Bhutto's meeting with Maulana Fazlur Rehman was a significant step, seconding the PPP chief’s view that the united opposition had forced the government to backtrack on the matters of Electronic Voting Machine and NAB Amendment Ordinance.
Iftikhar Ahmed said that Prime Minister Imran Khan has asked the members of Parliament to participate in the joint sitting on November 16 considering it a jihad. Had the premier relied on Parliament, the Presidency Ordinance Factory won’t go for bringing back-to-back ordinances, he added.
Javed Iqbal said that he had never heard any ministerial adviser or government member of parliament saying that he had any problem with the opposition's protest movements but this problem was evident in his reaction.
The disappearance of 40 members from parliament is not to be ignored. Government allies are angry with them. MQM and PML-Q have also expressed their reservations to the government on the Electoral Reforms Bill and NAB Ordinance, he added.
US dollar price also came under discussion, pointing to the failure of the government’s economic policies,
Iftikhar Ahmed said that the Prime Minister urges the ministers in every meeting to publicize the good deeds of the government.
PJ Mir said that everyone who understands the economy, including the government and the opposition, knows that after the coronavirus crisis, there has been a storm of inflation all over the world, including the United States.
Salim Bokhari said the energy ministry has added fuel to fire by making an announcement of a looming gas crisis.
Iftikhar Ahmed said that Hamad Azhar has also expressed reservations about the supply of gas to the people. According to Hamad Azhar, the common man should not have the right to a blessing like gas.
The panel expressed satisfaction that India is not going to participate in a moot on Afghanistan peace.
Saleem Bokhari seconded Pakistan's consideration of the situation in Afghanistan and stressed the need for reining in ISIS and other such groups for bringing in permanent peace .