Asad Umar phrases PDM’s protest motion a “storm in a teacup”

Federal Minister for Planning and Special Initiatives Asad Umar. Photo: file
Federal Minister for Planning and Special Initiatives Asad Umar. Photo: file 

ISLAMABAD: Brushing apart the Opposition’s speak of toppling the federal government, Federal Minister for Planning and Special Initiatives Asad Umar Saturday termed the Pakistan Democratic Movement’s (PDM) countrywide protest drive towards inflation as a “storm in a teacup”.

Addressing a press convention at Pakistan’s embassy within the United States, Asad Umar stated costs of meals and different gadgets had elevated not solely in Pakistan however different international locations as nicely.

Reacting to the remarks by numerous Opposition leaders on sending the federal government home, the PTI chief stated that this was the sixth time he was listening to speak of the federal government being despatched packing. over the past three years.

“What Allah has ordained will happen,” he stated in regards to the authorities’s future.

Replying to a query, the federal minister stated that the scope of the China–Pakistan Economic Corridor was being prolonged, including that some international locations didn’t wish to see the undertaking increasing.

Highlighting the PTI-led authorities achievements, the minister stated {that a} Rs800bn price range was offered final 12 months, including that Rs600bn was allotted for growth tasks in it.

Umar stated the federal government is taking measures to expedite funding in Pakistan to generate employment and different advantages.

“Pakistan gives great importance to its trade relations with the Central Asian countries,” Umar stated, including that the route to those international locations goes by means of Afghanistan.

Referring to the present humanitarian disaster in Afghanistan, the minister hoped that the world is not going to repeat the errors of the ’90s. He stated that if the world doesn’t repeat its errors within the war-ravaged nation, the US authorities will be capable of inform its those who its 20-year funding in Afghanistan had not gone to waste.

Replying to a different query, Umar stated that the Taliban’s behaviour is optimistic and so they wished constructive relations with the world.

PDM to ship govt packing, says  Marriyum Aurangzeb

Earlier on October 20, PML-N spokesperson Marriyum Aurangzeb had vowed that the PDM’s protests towards inflation will ship the federal government packing.

The PDM had staged a protest in Rawalpindi that day, which was the primary cease in its county-wide protest marketing campaign to oust the federal government.

“People are exasperated due to inflation and unemployment, and they have no left hope from this government,” the PML-N spokesperson had stated as she addressed the protest.

The PML-N spokesperson had stated folks have been “forced to commit suicide” in the course of the incumbent regime’s rule, as she sought the nation’s assist to make the Opposition alliance’s country-wide protests profitable.

“The people talking about Riasat-e-Madina will have to go home.”

The PML-N spokesperson had stated PDM wouldn’t permit Prime Minister Imran Khan to develop into a “political martyr” and that the folks have been well-aware of the nation’s political developments.

“Imran Khan has to put Shahbaz Sharif and Nawaz Sharif behind bars to run his government,” she had added.


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