People rejected opposition’s anti-state narrative: Ministers hits back at PDM rally

People rejected opposition’s anti-state narrative: Ministers hits back at PDM rally
Islamabad: Government ministers have termed Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) rally in Gujranwala as a ‘failed public show’ saying public has rejected opposition’s anti-state narrative.

While addressing media today, Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Shibli Faraz said that opposition parties staged a failed show in Gujranwala last night despite preparing for over a month.

“Eleven opposition parties failed miserably to fill a single stadium in Gujranwala because people have rejected their stance. The opposition parties should learn from its flopped show,” he said.

Shibli further stated that the only agenda of opposition is to protect their interests.

“There was mismanagement and lack of unity among parties. Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI-F) Chief Maulana Fazal-ur-Rehman addressed the gathering when people had already left the venue,” he said.

The information minister also criticized Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairperson Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and Pakistan Muslim League -Nawaz (PML-N) senior leader Khawaja Asif for using indecent and inappropriate language in their speeches.

“Opposition leaders targeted national institutions in their speeches, which will not be permitted,” he said.

Speaking on occasion, Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry said there were only 15,000 to 18,000 people in Gujranwala rally, a city where millions of people live.

“Nawaz Sharif's narrative is an anti-state. Confrontation among institutions is the narrative of the enemy,” he said.

He further stated that Pakistan Army has rendered matchless sacrifices for the security and safety of homeland.

Earlier yesterday, PDM held first public gathering in Gujranwala against the incumbent government over what it calls bad governance and stealing elections in 2018.