PDM poses no threat to government: PM Imran

Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Monday that the opposition’s Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) posed no threat to his government.

Speaking while chairing a meeting of his spokespersons, the premier stated that the opposition’s entire movement was to win a National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO); “which I will not give,” he asserted.

The premier observed that the whole opposition united under one umbrella as soon as they started being held accountable.

He said the government had set the country’s otherwise weak economy on the right path and that, this year, the government will focus on improving its performance and delivery.

During the meeting, PM Imran directed his spokespersons to highlight the government’s economic achievements.

The premier stressed that no society could progress without accountability, asserting that, “The process of accountability will continue”.

The past governments continued to loot the national treasury, whereas the current government was progressing in developing the country, the prime minister added.

He further maintained that the opposition will be fully responded to in the upcoming Senate elections.

Talking about the opposition holding rallies in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, the premier said that the PDM tried to play with the lives of the people.

Last year, in December, the premier said that despite the Covid-19 pandemic, that brought a global slowdown in economic activity in 2020, there was “great news on the economy” and a “remarkable turnaround”.

Pakistan achieved a current account surplus of $447 million for the month of November, added the prime minister. He further said that there was a surplus of $1.6 billion for the fiscal year so far versus a deficit of $1.7 billion during the same period last year.

(This story has been published from The Express Tribune feed, without modifications to the text)