In wake of the PML-Q being wooed in to the government by the PPP, Sardar Jamal Khan Leghari, a senator from the PML-Q said that the past three years have been disastrous for the PPP. He voiced these opinions on last night’s Express 24/7 show Witness with Quatrina Hosain.
Hosain, who was hosting members from the PPP, the PML-N and the PML-Q sought discussions over the changing politics in the country and where this was taking the parties and indeed the country in the near future. PPP was represented by MNA Aamir Magsi, PML-N by MNA Pervaiz Malik and the PML-Q by Legari.
Leghari was of the view that the PPP was taking the wrong route by seeking help from the PML-Q instead of having the party be part of the government as a partner from the start. The poaching of politicians from the PML-Q did not sit well with the rest of the party, he said.
PML-N’s Pervaiz Malik believed that the worst element of the PPP was its lack of will to commit to decisions and keep their word on it. The party was disillusioned and had failed to even stick to the constitution.
He pointed out the fact that the PPP had broken laws by exceeding the constitutional borrowing limit for the government of 60 per cent. Furthermore, the PPP government had unconstitutionally imposed taxes via ordinances, Malik said.
Amir Magsi came to the defence of his party by declaring that the PPP would not do anything that is either against the constitution or diverts away from the national blueprint.
Admitting that not all that people wanted to see had been accomplished, he claimed a majority of what they had promised was being worked on and time will prove who was better.
Magsi pointed towards the efforts the government had made towards increasing power generation capacity by 2000 Mega Watt in light of mounting challenges, though he conceded that the money bill and the upcoming fiscal budget could break the PPP government.
The PPP MNA stressed that the need of the hour was to have consensus on key issues in the greater interest of Pakistan. The lack of stability exuded by the parliament was a key factor in diluting the trust Army and other agencies had in the parliament.
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