Long march of Maulana Fazlur Rehman will fail: Sheikh Rashid Says one & half year of govt is remaining & time passes very speedily when you are in govt

Long march of Maulana Fazlur Rehman will fail: Sheikh Rashid

Says one & half year of govt is remaining & time passes very speedily when you are in govt


Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid on Monday said Prime Minister Imran Khan has never talked about imposing an emergency or the presidential system during cabinet meetings. Sheikh Rashid said nothing will happen in sit-in and long march, adding that Maulana Fazlur Rehman is more eager to come as other parties are well aware about the intensity of the circumstances. He Maulana Fazrlur Rehamn will arrive at evening time, what will be the weather conditions, coronaviurs situation and what will be the circumstances, so far two months are remaining, adding that the long march of Maulana Fazlur Rehman will fail. He said Bilawal Bhutto Zardari should come on 27th February, the weather conditions will be clear. He said that one and half year of the government is remaining and time passes very speedily when you are in government. He said that the salaries of the government employees should be increased.

While talking to media persons in Rawalpindi after visiting the under construction Mother and Child Hospital, Sheikh Rashid also expressed ignorance about a potential reshuffle in the federal cabinet, saying no one approached him regarding a change in his portfolio. However, Rashid said he has not been approached as of yet and if someone does approach him then he will give his own suggestions on the matter.

Speaking about the International Monetary Fund (IMF) bailout package, Sheikh Rashid said Pakistan was not fond of going to the IMF. “We have sought a bailout from the IMF 23 times to revive our economy,” he added.

Referring to the passage of the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) Amendment Bill, the minister said in over three years, not a single government resolution was defeated in the Senate despite the opposition’s majority.

“The opposition has failed miserably,” he said, adding that their potential no-trust move against the premier will not succeed either. He said that the opposition should aware that its 14 or 15 members are supporting Imran Khan.

Speaking about terror incidents, he said terrorism has increased across Pakistan, particularly in Balochistan. The military along with the people of Pakistan will end this wave of terrorism as well, he added.

The minister also said the government will mark the Kashmir Solidarity Day on February 5 with countrywide rallies.

About the US-China rivalry, he said Pakistan wants ties with both countries. “China is Pakistan’s all-weather friend while the US is a global power,” he added. China doesn’t have an issue with Pakistan going to the IMF, Rashid said, adding that Beijing understood Pakistan’s economic conditions.

Sheikh Rashid said the armed forces backed by the whole nation will confront the menace of terrorism. He said our security forces have rendered immense sacrifices to eliminate the terrorists.

Responding to a question about upcoming local government elections, the Interior Minister said the PTI will fully participate in them but success is in the hands of Almighty Allah.

He said that Prime Minister Imran Khan will soon perform the groundbreaking of Nullah Leh project in Rawalpindi.

Regarding Afghanistan, the Interior Minister said the world community should come forward for economic assistance of the Afghan people.