PDM resumes anti-govt public gatherings, holds rally in Swat

-Shahbaz says Imran left no stone against people
-Info Minister urges opposition to share its agenda, hopes PDM leaders enjoy facilities in Swat
-Taunts PML-N after video of Marriyum Aurangzeb enjoying zip line in Swat goes viral

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SWAT: PML-N leader Shahbaz Sharif on Sunday once again criticised Prime Minister Imran Khan and said that he left “no stone unturned in destroying the people of Pakistan.”Shahbaz’s statement came during a jalsa of the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) at the Grassy Ground in Mingora, Swat on Sunday.
Addressing the crowd, Shahbaz said that as against the assumption, all parties within the PDM are united.
Taking a jibe at the PTI-led government, Shahbaz said that it has failed to deliver its promise.”Imran Khan had said that he would end corruption from the country within 90 days of coming into power, but nothing happened,” said Shahbaz. “The seat of the premier remains empty in the Parliament just like the pockets of the masses.”
He said that ever since Imran Khan took over, the country has been going through “historical poverty.” “Inflation has skyrocketed and Pakistan has never seen such a condition before,” he said, adding that despite promising the provision of five million houses for the poor, not a single brick has been laid by the government.
“Imran Khan said he would create 10 million jobs but instead left people unemployed,” he said.
“This is certainly not the Pakistan that the Quaid-e-Azam had envisioned.”
The PML-N leader also lauded the previous, PML-N-led government and cited comparative statistics, adding that the “old Pakistan” was much better than the “Naya Pakistan.”
Shahbaz continued to criticise the PTI government for increasing the prices of wheat, petrol, and electricity and said that “Imran Khan has brought the country to the brink of disaster.”
Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry earlier in the day lashed out at the PDM leadership, saying that the Opposition alliance was staging another drama in Swat on Sunday after the failure of the Abu Bachao Movement.Chaudhry has used the above-mentioned slogan to describe, what he calls, the Opposition parties’ (PPP, PML-N) efforts to seek relief for ex-president Asif Ali Zardari and former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, from accountability.
The minister said that the “characters in this drama” have split already, adding that neither do the parties in the PDM share an ideology nor are they on a shared path or moving towards a common destination. “Criticising Imran Khan is not sufficient alone. Show the public the programme you have for them,” he added.
Addressing the Jalsa, PDM Chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman said that despite the prevailing conditions, the people of Pakistan are still passionate about the rule of law in the country. “People’s hopes and spirits have still not diminished. While Imran Khan represents the undemocratic part of Pakistani politics, the PDM will ensure that this illegitimate government is sent packing,” he said.
Following the fail gathering of PDM at Swat Grassy Ground, Ch. Fawad urged opposition to share its agenda or plan for progress and prosperity of Pakistan as mere criticism on Prime Minister Imran Khan was not enough.
The Minister taunted the PML-N after a video of spokesperson Marriyum Aurangzeb enjoying the zip line in Swat went viral on social media. “I hope the PML-N leadership thoroughly enjoyed the good tourist spots in Swat. Every citizen enjoys the fruits of the labour by a good government, even if he is anti-government,” he wrote. Fawad said that Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mahmood Khan has been told to “take good care of these guests and also keep an eye on them”.