MULTAN: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said that the government is not afraid of long march by opposition’s Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM).
Talking to media persons, Shah Mehmood Qureshi said that Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam Fazl (JUI-F) is currently in turmoil and asked political opponent that why they are hesitant if they are really want to resign from assemblies.
The Foreign Secretary stated that the government refused to put pressure on the opposition and claimed that PDM wanted to reach an agreement on its personal interests.
Talking about National Accountability Bureau (NAB) laws, he said that it was negligence of opposition parties if they failed to amend the laws regarding the anti-graft watchdog and asked them to not link the matter with legislation regarding Financial Action Task Force (FATF) as it is an issue of national importance.
Shah Mehmood Qureshi claimed that the government’s political opponents requested changes to NAB laws to support FATF legislation, and that the amendments proposed by the opposition parties are equivalent to NRO.
He asked whether these amendments were so important that why the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) did not change the laws of their respective governments.