Prime Minister Imran Khan says the opposition ‘does not have the courage’ to withdraw from assemblies

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday dared the opposition to resign from the assemblies.

He said such a decision required considerable “courage” and “character” and that the opposition “did not have the courage to take such a step”.

When he further challenged them, the Prime Minister offered to resign the next day if the opposition parties under corruption probe “return the wealth they plundered”.

He also criticized the decision of major opposition parties to challenge the Senate election.

“They also did not go on a long march, nor did they manage to gather people [for their cause], “remarked the Prime Minister.

“December 31 and then January 31 came and went,” he said, referring to the first and then the subsequent deadline that the PDM had set for the prime minister to resign.

PM challenges opposition to provide bank account information

A few days ago, the prime minister had also challenged the opposition to provide details of ‘1,000 bank accounts even’ to the Pakistani Electoral Commission, which is looking into the foreign finance case against PTI.

He said PTI has submitted details of 40,000 bank accounts through which it received funding ahead of the 2018 election, claiming that when reviewed, they will “all prove clear”.

Foreign funding probe: PM Imran Khan challenges opposition to provide details on ‘1,000 bank accounts equal’

PM dares to oppose no-confidence motion

Earlier, in December, when the PDM’s anti-government campaign was at its height, the prime minister had dared the opposition to follow the democratic route and present a no-confidence motion in parliament if they sought to have him removed.

“If the opposition seeks a motion of censure, they should come and do it in the assemblies,” he said, criticizing PDM chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman’s call for mass resignation from assemblies.

PML-N, PPP says ‘will not leave the field open’ for PTI

This Wednesday earlier, the PML-N had announced its decision to run in the Senate election.

PML-N Secretary-General Ahsan Iqbal said the party would contest the forthcoming Senate election to deter PTI from gaining a two-thirds majority in parliament.

Speaking to media outside a tribunal, the PML-N’s stubborn man said his party did not believe in “leaving the field open for PTI”. Iqbal said that if the PML-N did not contest elections, then the ruling party would gain a two-thirds majority and “change the face of the constitution.”

The PPP also issued similar remarks in December, declaring that they “will never leave the field open”.

Chief Minister Sindh Murad Ali Shah had said the party would participate in both voting and senate elections.

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