Federal Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid said on Saturday that a no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Imran Khan was “the only way to get rid of the sitting government” when he endorsed PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari’s strategy.
Addressing a press conference in Lahore, the Home Minister said that Bilawal had reached the “age of age” and had become “sensible and mature” as he was confident that the rallies would not affect the government.
He further said that the government was ready to co-operate with the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) in contesting the Senate and by-elections, praising the opposition.
Rashid said the government was not taking any steps to recognize Israel and stressed that PDM chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman “wasted people’s time by holding anti-Israel rallies”.
Reiterating his question to the opposition, he asked them that if former Supreme Court Justice Azmat Saeed is not acceptable to them, then iftikhar Chaudhry or Justice Qayyum is acceptable?
In response to a question, he said that it does not matter if the PDM holds a long march before or after the Senate elections – the police will be held in the first week of March.
A day earlier, in Larkana, PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari called on opposition parties to issue a no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Imran Khan.
The PPP chairman said he was confident it would be “more effective” than the ongoing PDM meetings.
Addressing the inaugural function of the Larkana Industrial Estate, he said, “Even 10 meetings under the tea strategy on a cup of tea will not yield such results.”