Asad Umar dismisses rumors that opposition will overthrow government


  • Asad Umar dismisses discussions on the overthrow of the government by the opposition.
  • Not just in Pakistan, inflation has increased in countries around the world, says Asad Umar.
  • Hopefully the world doesn’t repeat the mistakes of the 1990s in Afghanistan, says Asad Umar.

ISLAMABAD: Federal Planning, Development and Special Initiatives Minister Asad Umar on Saturday called the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) – an alliance of the country’s main opposition parties – a national protest against inflation as a “Storm in a cup of tea”.

Speaking to a press conference at the Pakistani Embassy in the United States, Asad Umar said the prices of food and other items had increased not only in Pakistan but also in other countries.

Reacting to remarks from various opposition leaders about the government firing home, the PTI leader said it was the sixth time he had heard of the government firing. over the past three years.

“What Allah has ordered will happen,” he said of the future of government.

Responding to a question, the federal minister said the scope of the China-Pakistan economic corridor is being extended, adding that some countries do not want the project to expand.

Highlighting the achievements of the PTI-led government, the minister said that a budget of Rs 800 billion was presented last year, adding that Rs 600 billion was allocated for development projects.

Umar said the government was taking steps to speed up investments in Pakistan to create jobs and other benefits.

“Pakistan attaches great importance to its trade relations with the countries of Central Asia,” Umar said, adding that the route to these countries goes through Afghanistan.

Referring to the current humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan, the minister wished the world would not repeat the mistakes of the 1990s. He said that if the world does not repeat its mistakes in this war-torn country, the US government will be able to tell his people that his 20-year investment in Afghanistan has not been in vain.

Responding to another question, Umar said the Taliban’s behavior was positive and they wanted constructive relations with the world.

“PDM will send packages to the government”

Earlier on October 20, PML-N spokesman Marriyum Aurangzeb had vowed that the PDM’s protests against inflation would make the government bow down.

The PDM had staged a protest in Rawalpindi that day, which was the first step in its county-wide protest campaign to overthrow the government.

“People are exasperated by inflation and unemployment, and they no longer have any hope from this government,” said the spokesperson for the PML-N, addressing the demonstration.

The PML-N spokeswoman said people were “forced to commit suicide” during the reign of the regime, as she sought the support of the nation to make the alliance protests successful. opposition across the country.

“People who talk about Riasat-e-Madina will have to go home.”

The PML-N spokesman said that the PDM would not allow Prime Minister Imran Khan to become a “political martyr” and that the population was well aware of the political developments in the country.

“Imran Khan must put Shahbaz Sharif and Nawaz Sharif behind bars to lead his government,” she added.


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