“The prime minister was scheduled to attend the nationwide safety huddle, however the opposition chief [Shahbaz Sharif] had conveyed to the speaker that if [Prime Minister Imran Khan] got here to the briefing, he wouldn’t attend,” Fawad mentioned throughout an look on Geo Information’s morning present Geo Pakistan.
Echoing the speaking factors from a day earlier, Fawad mentioned the federal government hopes and prays that there’s a peaceable switch of energy in Afghanistan.
“There are three million Afghan nationals in Pakistan — if one other three million are pushed in, it’s going to put a variety of strain on our economic system,” he mentioned.
“It will not be really easy for the Taliban to take over the federal government,” Chaudhry mentioned on the prospects for peace within the war-torn neighbour. “We wish that the Afghan Taliban and the Ghani authorities negotiate [a way out].”
“We’re solely involved when India makes use of Afghan territories in opposition to us,” he added. “[Meanwhile, we will continue to try and mediate between the Afghan Taliban and the Ghani government.”
Responding to the information minister’s comments, PML-N spokesperson Marriyum Aurangzeb, in a statement, said: “Fawad Chaudhry is lying […] He’s a propaganda machine.”
The PML-N spokesperson requested how Shahbaz might deny the request when the Speaker had invited him. “Please current any official doc from Shahbaz or his workplace” denying the Speaker’s request, she demanded.
“Did Imran Khan go away the Nationwide Parliamentary Committee assembly on coronavirus due to Shahbaz?” she requested.