Rifts develop among PDM leaders over dislodge with incumbent govt: Khattak

Federal Govt forms committee to negotiate with opposition

NOWSHERA: Federal Minister for Defence Pervez Khattak has claimed that rifts in the ranks of the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) had now come to the limelight as its leaders had presented different narratives to dislodge the incumbent government.

The defence minister said that the leaders of PDM had no appropriate agenda and it only wanted protection for its own leaders’ corruption.

Pervez Khattak said staging rallies and public meetings were the right of the PDM parties and the PTI government would never impede them however, insisted these events would fail to pressure the government at all levels.

The opposition leaders wanted to save the PML-N and the PPP leadership, which, he said, was facing inquiries in different state institutions for alleged corrupt practices, he added.

He claimed that the PDM parties were not on the same page as they lacked plans and agenda to oust or change the government, adding that the cases, against opposition leaders, are facing, were not instituted during PTI tenure, the minister added.

Khattak informed that the government is introducing a new local government system by devolving powers to the grassroots level to facilitate the general public.

The draft of amendments to the Local Government Act 2019 is being prepared, which will soon be presented in the assembly to introduce a new system of district, tehsil and village governments, he said. He said PM Imran still enjoyed the support of the masses and the PTI was the only popular political party in the country.


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