ISLAMABAD: PML-N spokesperson Marriyum Aurangzeb said on Thursday that the party, under the umbrella of the 10-party opposition alliance of Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM), would hold demonstrations from various regions in Rawalpindi and Islamabad on January 19 that would merge into one show. great taste before heading to the Pakistan Election Commission (ECP) offices in the capital, reported the private news channel.
Speaking at a press conference in Islamabad along with other party leaders, he said the rally was being held to “get a decision from the ECP not given since 2014”. He was referring to the case of foreign funding against PTI, filed in November 2014 by Akbar S Babar, a founding member of the ruling party.
“The protest that PDM will hold on January 19 is to take the decision that was taken today when PTI received that illegal funding had entered through 23 foreign-funded accounts, that illegal funding could have been done through an agency. PTI accepts that the money was obtained illegally through 23 foreign fund accounts which were not declared accounts and the money was deposited in PTI’s accounts by check.
“There are signs that President Dr. Arif Alvi, Governor of Sindh Imran Ismail and Imran Khan Sahib himself along with other PTI leaders were present at the examination,” he claimed. Marriyum Aurangzeb slammed Shahzad Akbar, saying he should stand trial for Pakistan’s defamation.
Speaking to the media, Marriyum said Shahzad Akbar was angry with his press conference because his lies and corruption were exposed. He said the Chairman of Broadcasting Institutions clearly stated that the government team specifically asked about the discount itself, not the percentage of money that would be transferred to the state treasury. Even after a clearly incriminating statement, Akbar had the courage to tell about suing him. He challenges Akbar to double the number of defamation charges by adding his second presser to the accusations as well.
He said dictator Pervez Musharraf paid the country Rs600 crores for a witch hunt, which resulted in no recovery and all the money was wasted. After that, Pakistan had to pay an additional $ 25 million in fine, which was another Rs400 crores. Now, on top of that, the government will sign another contract with this company and have already prepared a draft.
Marriyum said, “Shahzad Akbar and Imran Khan were very fond of waving fake documents at press conferences against Shahbaz Sharif in the Saaf Paani Case, Ashiyaana Case, Multan Metro, DFID and others, but were unable to provide any plausible evidence or witnesses. these false claims are driven by victimization and political prejudice.
He said the head of Broadsheet made it clear that he met Shahzad Akbar, Imran Khan and an official from the Pakistani intelligence agency as well as a delegation. He said it was a very sensitive matter.
Marriyum demanded that the draft prepared by Shahzad Akbar be published. The identities of the people who met chairman Kaveh Moussavi of Broadsheet should be published. Details of the meeting were announced. The legal basis for this meeting was announced.
Meanwhile, Home Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed said Thursday that the chairman of the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) Maulana Fazlur Rehman should refrain from statements that are provocative and tend to sow hatred.
He said this while speaking at a press conference here with Defense Minister Pervez Khattak, Information Minister Shibli Faraz, Science and Technology Minister Fawad Chaudhry and Minister of Justice and Justice Farogh Naseem.
He said the government would not create any hurdles in protesting against opposition parties scheduled outside the Pakistan Election Commission (ECP) on January 19. He said that an alliance of opposition parties will come to Islamabad on January 19 to stage a protest in front of the ECP despite the fact that the former chairman of the election commissioner has not been appointed by the Pakistani government Tehreek-e-Insaf. “I hope the opposition party will show a good attitude after this decision and not create a law and order situation in the federal capital,” he added.
Shibli Faraz said if foreign funding was illegal then the agency would be responsible for this. Shibli Faraz asked the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) to submit evidence regarding the alleged electoral fraud at the ECP, in addition to holding demonstrations. He also asked the PML-N and PPP leadership to bring details and party account documents because the ECP review committee asked them several times to provide details in cases of foreign funding.
Meanwhile, Fawad Chaudhry criticized the opposition by saying that the PDM has criticized every state institution because it always has problems with each institution.
On the anti-Israeli protests planned by JUI-F, the minister said that Prime Minister Imran Khan would never recognize Israel. “We firmly believe in the (SAW) prophetic finality and will never recognize Israel,” he said, adding that Imran Khan was a leader who had not even thought about recognizing Israel.
Shaykh Rashid said that Maulana Fazl should serve for the cause of Islam rather than look to Islamabad. Responding to this question, the Minister of Finance said that PTI had submitted all evidence of foreign funding cases, including verified documents of 40,000 people.
Responding to another question, he said Pakistani politics had not entered a closed road and had come out on the ground. He said that Imran Khan would complete his five-year term as Prime Minister and all the nerves on his side were strong too.
He said only 92 of the more than 500 religious seminaries were registered in the federal capital and the government had no objection to registering more.
He said a committee set up by Prime Minister Imran Khan including the minister of Home Affairs and Religion had been in contact with clerics for seminary registration. He said religion should not be used for political gain. “We respect Madrasas and consider them to be strongholds of Pakistan,” he added.
Federal Defense Minister Pervez Khattak criticized the PDM leadership and said an alliance of 11 parties from opposition parties raised their objections to the results of the 2018 general elections they participated in. He said they were reluctant to let the National Assembly Parliament business function and were not cooperating on the parliamentary committee, which will investigate opposition claims of fraud in the 2018 general election.
Farogh Naseem, citing a statement by the Supreme Court on the sit-in case in Faizabad, said that it was clear that not all places were worthy of protest. “The state will protect your rights according to the law,” he said.