Public gathering of opposition parties in Gujranwala failed: Shibli

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ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Shibli Faraz says the opposition parties staged a failed public show in Gujranwala last night despite making month-long preparations.

He was addressing media persons along wiht Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry in Islamabad on Saturday.

The Minister for Information said the opposition parties could not fill the stadium in Gujranwala because people rejected them for being well aware of their vested interests.

He said the opposition should learn from its flopped show. He said the opposition has no future plans, and they only want to protect their personal interests.

Shibli Faraz said there was also no unity among the opposition alliance as Moulana Fazal-ur-Rehman was asked to address when people had left the venue.

He said the opposition leaders, particularly Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and Khawaja Asif, used indecent and inappropriate language in their speeches.

The Minister said some opposition leaders spoke the language of the enemy and targeted the national institutions in their speeches, which will not be allowed.

Speaking on the occasion, Fawad Chaudhry said the opposition parties could gather only 15,000 to 18,000 in Gujranwala where millions of people live.

He said people have rejected them again after the last elections.

The Minister said Nawaz Sharif's narrative is an anti-state narrative, and it amounts to attack on the state. He said confrontation among institutions is the narrative of the enemy.

He said Pakistan Army has rendered matchless sacrifices in the war on terror.

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