PESHAWAR: The Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) has declined to attend the parliamentary parties meeting convened by the National Assembly Speaker to discuss the Covid-19 situation in the country.

In a statement issued here on Tuesday, PDM spokesperson Mian Iftikhar Hussain said that representatives of the opposition parties would not attend the parliamentary parties huddle called by National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser to discuss the Covid-19 situation.

Mr Iftikhar said Mr Qaiser’s role as speaker was not impartial as he was trying to run the parliament as a worker of the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf.

He said that Mr Qaiser had lost his credibility as the NA Speaker, therefore, the parties in the PDM had unanimously decided not to attend the meeting called by him.

The ANP leader said that the government lacked any policy to control the Covid-19 spread in the country. He said that instead of controlling the pandemic, the government was trying to take mala fide steps to subvert the opposition parties’ movement.

Published in Dawn, November 25th, 2020

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