PM and govt has nothing to do with FIR against Nawaz, PML-N leaders: Info Minister

News Desk

The Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Senator Shibli Faraz reiterated that the Prime Minister Imran Khan and his government did not have anything to do with the FIR against the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supremo Nawaz Sharif and 40 other PML-N leaders for conspiring against the state.

According to media reports, the comments of the Information Minister come days after Lahore police registered an FIR against Nawaz and his party leaders.

On Wednesday while speaking to the media in Karachi, Senator Shibli Faraz said, “We have nothing to do with the incident you are mentioning. Anyone in this country can get up and file an FIR against someone. The government is not in this. It is focused on working for the people and their welfare.”

The Information Minister has further stated that the purpose of the rallies announced by the opposition under the Pakistan Democratic Movement had one goal, to divert attention away from the corruption of their leaders and to pressurise the government into giving them relief. While we have managed to effectively deal with the effects of the Covid19 pandemic, our economy has suffered, he said, adding that if an opposition party wants to start such a campaign during the current scenario, then it can’t be [a friend of the country].

“The opposition parties were the ones responsible for the ruin of state institutions and the economy. “We have been in power for two years. They spent 10 years in government,” he added.

While talking about the recent war of words between the Centre and the Sindh government over Islamabad’s move to take over the twin islands of Bundal and Buddo through a presidential ordinance, he said that the government was only trying to foster economic activity in the area.