- Fawad says the Opposition should withdraw the no-trust motion as it has caused bitterness.
- Terms upcoming PTI’s public gathering at D-Chowk a “mini referendum” over the no-trust motion.
- “Emergency powers are limited after the 18th Amendment,” he says.
ISLAMABAD: In an attempt to lower the rising political temperature, Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry Monday extended a deal offer to the Opposition on the no-trust motion against Prime Minister Imran Khan.
Speaking to Aaj News, the information minister said: “If the Opposition withdraws the no-confidence motion, let’s see what can be given to them in return.”
He said that the lawmakers will cast their votes in the National Assembly after passing through the PTI supporters at D-Chowk. The minister termed the upcoming public gathering at Islamabad D-Chowk a “mini referendum” over the no-trust motion.
Fawad said that he hopes over one million people will attend the public meeting on the call of the prime minister.
“The Opposition will see if the people are with us or not,” he added.
Ruling out the possibility of declaring an emergency in the country, the minister stated: “Emergency powers are limited after the 18th Amendment.”
Referring to the current political situation, Fawad said that the Opposition should withdraw the no-trust motion as it had caused bitterness in the politics.
He feared that the soaring political situation could harm the country.
Earlier on Saturday, Interior Minister Sheikh Rasheed said that the government and Opposition should move towards “reconciliation”, adding that everybody should sit together and find a solution.
“The Opposition should show patience and tolerance,” he had said, following the uproar that stirred after PM Imran Khan’s hard-hitting speech in Lower Dir on Wednesday.
The minister had asked the Opposition to sit together as confrontation will harm the country.