Responding to the government’s allegations that the Opposition is involved in horse-trading ahead of the no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Imran Khan,Â PML-Q leader Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain has denied them, saying that such reports are “nothing but propaganda”.Â
In an official statement, the PML-Q leader saidÂ that this is theÂ â€œfirstâ€ no-trust move in which â€œno one is buying or selling votes; this is just propaganda.”
Hussain also said that he was seeing in the newspapers and TV that â€œbundles of notesâ€ are being distributed ahead of the no-confidence motion, adding that even Prime Minister Imran Khan had mentioned that â€œbundles of notesâ€ were being distributed in Sindh House.
The PML-Q leader said that the government always tries to stop public gatherings and it was the â€œfirst timeâ€ that the Opposition and the government were holding rallies on the same issue. The Opposition is insisting on holding public gatherings due to the governmentâ€™s announcement.
â€œ[I am] appealing once again that Opposition and the government delay their public gatherings,â€ said the PML-Q leader. If someone is dead or killed then everyone will regret it, he added.
â€œFederal ministers say [an MNA] will have to go through one million people if they wish to cast a vote against Imran Khan. When a voter decides to cast his vote then a crowd of 1 million or 100 million will not be able to stop him,â€ said the PML-Q leader.Â
More to follow.