Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry on Friday called the opposition was “unfit” to play any match against the government in an obvious reference to the latter's attempt to de-seat Prime Minister Imran Khan with a nationwide agitation and no-confidence move.
“We advise the opposition parties marching… to come and see the cricket match between Pakistan and Australia and sit with people as they always stand against them,” he said while addressing a press conference before visiting the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium. He was accompanied by Sindh Governor Imran Ismail.
Fawad’s quip and cricketing metaphor came amid the PPP’s cavalcade marching towards Islamabad to oust the government while the opposition alliance scale up efforts and woo government allies for support on the no-confidence motion against the premier in parliament.
PDM chief Fazlur Rehman on Thursday said that the multi-party alliance has completed the numbers to bring a no-confidence move.
Revival of series with India
In addition to this, the information minister called for the revival of bilateral cricket series and people-to-people contact with India
“We want Indian cricket team to come to Pakistan and exciting matches should be held here and rather than making efforts to stop cricket in Pakistan we should support Pakistan and India cricket,” Fawad said, adding that both the countries “should move forward” to enhance cooperation in the areas of films and music.
He also criticised Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the prevailing situation in the neighbouring country. “Around 65% of the Indians have not voted for Modi,” he said, “There are people in India who are calling for peace.”
Fawad also added that Sindh Governor Imran Ismail would meet PM Imran Khan on Friday (today). “Inshallah PM Imran will come to see the match, maybe today or tomorrow.”