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Pakistan

Web Desk
September 27, 2020

'Rumours of PML-N breaking into factions hold water'

Pakistan

Web Desk
Sun, Sep 27, 2020
: Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Senator Shibli Faraz. — APPFiles

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Senator Shibli Faraz,  backing railways minister Sheikh Rashid's claims, said Sunday that the PML-N would divide into "multiple factions" in the near future.

Addressing the media, Faraz said that the rumors of an "S" league breaking apart from the PML-N "hold water" and that even more branches would break off from the main party.

The minister's comments come in the backdrop of a volatile address by the PML-N supremo during the opposition's multi-party conference. The gathering that day went on to announce the Pakistan Democratic Movement to oust the incumbent government.

"Due to Nawaz Sharif's stance, concerns have been raised from within the PML-N," he said, adding that the party had always pursued "personal and hypocritical politics".

Nawaz aims to create uncertainty and unrest in the country and his recent statements have upset his party members, said the information minister.

Faraz said that as an absconder, talking about politics "does not suit Nawaz" and that his "revolutionary nature is hollow".

Read more: Nawaz should share agenda of calls he made to Modi from outside Pakistan, says Rashid

He said that Prime Minister Imran Khan is committed to holding corrupt elements accountable.

The information minister said that the opposition is looking to blackmail the government as the National Accountability Bureau's noose around them is tightening.

"Their threats to resign from the assemblies also stem from the same reason and now, after they have failed [to stop] the Financial Action Task Force legislation from passing, they want to take to the streets," he said.

Read more: Nawaz prohibits PML-N members from meeting military, agencies' representatives in future

Faraz said that the opposition can be seen adopting several tactics to oust the government but they are destined to fail.