Opposition in no position to start any movement against the govt: Sheikh Rashid

Bureau Report

LAHORE: Railways Minister Shaikh Rashid Ahmed on Saturday once again hit out at the Opposition calling it “dead and tired”, saying it was in no position to start any movement against the government.

“The Opposition has so far been unable to organize their All Parties Conference (APC) and with Muharram going on it would be impossible to hold it,” Rashid told a media briefing at the Railways Headquarters on Saturday.

Criticizing the Opposition, the railway’s minister said they [Shehbaz Sharif and Maulana Fazl] did not trust each other.

“Fazl wants a written statement from PML-N and PPP, but the PML-N will never give him anything in writing,” Rashid said.

He added, “Shehbaz Sharif will make speeches but will never give anything in writing.”

“I assure you that no matter what Maulana [Fazl] does, he will not be able get what he wants from PPP and PML-N, the railway’s minister said. “Both the parties are in search of an NRO, but I can tell you Imran Khan will never give them an NRO,” he reiterated.

On the subject of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s repatriation to Pakistan, Rasheed said it won’t be easy to bring back Nawaz Sharif to Pakistan if we could not even bring Ishaq Dar and Suleman Shehbaz back to the country.

“We are trying to bring him [Nawaz] back so he could face his trial,” Rashid added.

He added that the government under the leadership of PM Imran would complete its constitutional tenure and that the Opposition was not in a position to start any movement against the government