LAHORE: The opposition parties have been urged to bring a no-trust vote against the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf government “to rid the masses of incompetent and tyrannical rulers”.

The call was made by Tehreek-i-Istiqlal central president Rehmat Khan Wardag at a press conference here on Sunday.

“If the opposition is serious in ridding the people of undoubtedly incompetent and tyrannical rulers then it should immediately move a no-trust motion against the PTI government to pave way for new elections.”

He also urged Governor Chaudhry Sarwar, who has recently criticised the PTI government’s loan agreement with the IMF, and its allies – PML-Q and MQM – to part ways with the ruling party, otherwise they too would be considered “co-accused in the destruction of the country at the hands of the PTI”.

Mr Wardag said the country needed a serious leadership and not those who were adept only at table talks and were “misleading” the nation on each and every issue.

Responding to a question, he said regional development required that Pakistan, India, Iran and Afghanistan sign a no-war pact for at least 25 years and divert their defence budgets towards the social sector. He also suggested that the four countries should use local currencies for mutual trade to offset the negative impact of using dollar and European currencies for international trade.

Published in Dawn, December 6th, 2021

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