The ruling party has rejected the Opposition’s “lotacracy” and their efforts to bribe the PTI lawmakers ahead of the no-confidence motion session, Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry said on Monday.
Addressing a press conference after a meeting of the PTI core committee under the chairmanship of the prime minister, the information minister said that the party members discussed the ongoing political situation in the country in the wake of the no-confidence motion.
“All party members, including the lawmakers, believe that only Imran Khan can rule the country during these challenging times,” he said, adding that the recent public gatherings held at various locations in the last few days have once again proved that PTI is a “federal party and not a divisional party”.
Taking a jibe at PPP’s “Awaami March”, he said that those who are bringing a limited number of supporters should now know that PTI is the only federal party and Prime Minister Imran Khan is the only federal leader and this is the reason why their “kaanpein tang rahi hain.”
Terming the PTI gatherings a “public referendum”, he said that the Opposition should look at the turnout of all the rallies organised by the PTI — in Lower Dir, Hafizabad, Melsi — and consider this as the opinion of masses before planning their future moves.
The minister said that the “mother of all jalsas” will be held in Islamabad.
He further added that the core committee during the meeting rejected the Opposition’s “lotacracy”, condemning their efforts to bribe the PTI lawmakers ahead of the no-confidence motion session.
He said that the PTI MPs are being offered millions of rupees and all the party members have strongly condemned this unethical act.
Fawad said that PTI followed a “correction course” in the last three-and-half years which led to an industrial revolution in the country.
Highlighting the achievements of the PTI government, he said that Pakistan recorded historic high textile exports, poor people were facilitated with health cards and the low-income segment of Pakistan is now able to build their own houses.
Following the footsteps of Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah, Prime Minister Imran Khan is fighting multiple issues at the same time.
According to sources, voting on the no-confidence motion against the premier is likely to take place on March 29.
They said that during the meeting of the PTI core committee today, consultations were completed on convening a session of the National Assembly, which would be convened on March 21.
“We are fully prepared for the no-confidence session and the situation is under control,” sources said, citing Prime Minister Imran Khan.
They further added that the premier has full confidence in the allied parties.