19 Sep, 2020 14:30 am

PPP's Kaira says APC to come up with plan to oust PTI-led govt

PPP's Kaira says APC to come up with plan to oust PTI-led govt
It is clear the government knows full well how hollow it is from within, says Qamar Zaman Kaira

"Not only have they gone back on all their promises, they have in fact, put the country into reverse gear and have snatched away any existing freedoms, making life difficult for citizens," Kaira said.Kaira said that PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari spoke to Nawaz Sharif on the telephone to inquire about his health and extended an invitation to participate in the APC, which the PML-N supremo accepted.Kaira said that the government "can be seen panicking"." Kaira said that in the past when an APC was held, it was on the issue of Kashmir, or to demand better governance or economic reforms.

" 'Not the speaker's discretion' To a question regarding the joint session of parliament where bills crucial to meeting the requirements set out by the Financial Action Task Force were "forcibly passed" — as Bilawal put it — Kaira said that it is true that the opposition should have had greater numbers present in parliament.Kaira said that nonetheless, the opposition did have ample strength and the government's numbers were far less.

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