Govt to contact all parties for election reforms, says Fawad
Talking to media persons in Lahore, Chaudhry Fawad said that the government would now reach out to each and every opposition party, rather than the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM), for reforms because for it the opposition parties’ alliance no more existed.
Fawad said the manner in which the Senate elections were held is in front of everyone. The opposition parties could have avoided humiliation if they had accepted Prime Minister Imran Khan’s offer for electoral reforms, he added.
Fawad said that now the politics of resignations is over and the politics of reforms has started.
The Minister said Prime Minister Imran Khan had made it clear to the opposition that the status quo it was insisting on would not benefit it, but the government.
The minister said if the opposition had agreed with the prime minister’s point then, and both the government and the opposition had worked on introducing reforms then the kind of Senate elections we had this time could have been avoided.
Fawad said that the kind of rift being witnessed between the PDM leaders now could have been avoided if they all had preferred national interest to their narrow personal interests.
He said he told the PML-N’s parliamentary party not to trust Maryam Nawaz because this would lead them nowhere. “PML-N has a lot of potential, and it has played a very important role in national politics.
While criticizing Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), the minister said that Pakistan will not operate as per the wishes of Maryam Nawaz and claimed that Nawaz Sharif took all of his money to London.
The minister further said that the opposition parties should get out of ‘Imran phobia’ and focus on their shortcomings. PML-N is a large political party but it is now being led by ‘children’, he added.