There is no consensus amongst parties of PDM: Shibli Faraz

ISLAMABAD, (MANEND NEWS): Minister for Information and
Broadcasting Senator Syed Shibli Faraz has said that there is no
consensus amongst the parties of Pakistan Democratic Movement
(PDM) as they are pursuing conflicting narratives and interests.
Talking to the media persons in Islamabad on Wednesday, Shibli Faraz
said the opposition is resorting to negative propaganda on the issue of
loans taken by the present government. Six trillion rupees were used
to pay back the past loans and the interest on them.
He said 1.2 trillion rupees were provided to support different sectors
especially the disadvantaged segments of the society in the wake of
breakout Covid-19.
When asked about the upcoming Senate elections, the minister said
the government believes in holding the exercise in the most
transparent manner.
He said the government has sought guidance of the Supreme Court on
open balloting. He said we have also prepared a bill on the matter and
it will be seen whether or not the opposition supports the legislation.
When asked about Broadsheet issue, the Information Minister said an
inquiry commission to be headed by Justice (retd) Sheikh Azmat
Saeed will investigate into it. He said the past rulers were involved in
corruption and money laundering on a large scale and this should be
investigated.
Talking about economic situation of the country, he said the benefits of
improvement in economic indicators will reach the masses.

The Information Minister said that the inflation has been brought down
to single digit and the prices of essential commodities are coming
down.
He said our remittances and exports have increased whilst the imports
have decreased. He said the large scale manufacturing is witnessing a
major growth. He said we have brought the current account deficit to
zero and for few months, it also remained positive. The country’s
foreign exchange reserves have also improved.

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