NOWSHERA: Federal Defense Minister Pervez Khattak said on Sunday that Prime Minister Imran Khan would soon unveil a relief package for the masses.
“The Prime Minister will address the nation shortly and announce a Rs10 reduction in oil prices, a Rs5 per unit reduction in electricity tariffs, as well as several other measures,” he said during the meeting. a public meeting in the Mumraiz area of his home town of Nowshera.
Several members of the opposition Awami National Party, including Ejaz Khan, Gul Faraz, left their party and announced their joining Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on this occasion. Pervez Khattak welcomed them into the folds of the party by presenting them with the caps.
The Defense Minister dismissed the threat to the PTI government and the Prime Minter, saying the opposition parties were doomed to a crushing defeat and the long march would fail to unseat the government.
He criticized Pakistan People’s Party Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari for his continued campaign against the government and his alleged statement against state institutions. “Bilawal courted failure by launching allegations against state institutions,” he said and hoped the no-confidence ruling against Imran Khan would fail.
Pervez Khattak claimed that the government had won the support of the 10 opposition MPs. “Opposition parties cannot shake the unity of the ruling party because the ruling party itself is divided,” he said. Elaborating on his statement, he said that although the opposition enjoyed a majority in the Senate, they could not prevent government legislation in the upper house of parliament. He urged party workers, especially the youth, to benefit from the programs put in place by the government for their economic empowerment.