Govt confirms contact with Opposition MNAs, rules out blackmail amid no-confidence motion

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Federal Ministers Fawad Chaudhry, Asad Umar and Hammad Azhar addressing a press conference. — Screengrab
Federal Ministers Fawad Chaudhry, Asad Umar and Hammad Azhar addressing a press conference. — Screengrab

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Planning, Development, and Special Initiatives Asad Umar Thursday confirmed that the PTI-government is in contact with the members of the Opposition, however, he denied sharing names of those members.

Addressing a press conference in the federal capital, flanked by federal ministers Hammad Azhar and Fawad Chaudhry, Umar said that the PTI leaders would not use tactics used by the Opposition for convincing their members to support Prime Minister Imran Khan regarding the no-confidence motion.

Reacting to the Sindh House controversy, Umar said Imran Khan will continue to stand by his principles as he is a public leader and his politics is for the sake of the nation and not for himself.

“PM Khan neither blackmails anyone nor does he get blackmailed like other political leaders,” he said, adding that all actions and decisions of PTI will be taken according to the Constitution of Pakistan.

He reiterated that ahead of the no-confidence motion, Imran Khan stands against horse-trading by the Opposition.

Umar highlighted that the only difference between PTI and the Opposition is that they are using the name of democracy for their “illegitimate practices, including blackmailing, horse-trading, among others.”


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