Information minister Shibli Faraz on Sunday declared that “no one is above the state”, as the Pakistan Democratic Movement’s anti-government campaign gained momentum with a third show of power in Quetta, Khyber News reported.
Talking to media in Islamabad, the federal minister slammed opposition leaders for attacking the country’s integrity and institutions. The federal minister also condemned the slogans raised by Owais Noorani regarding Balochistan during the PDM rally held in Quetta. Jamiat Ulema-i-Pakistan (JUP) leader Maulana Shah Owais Noorani on Sunday faced criticism from netizens for peddling the Indian narrative regarding Balochistan over his remarks during the PDM rally in Quetta.
“We want Balochistan as an independent state,” Maulana Owais Noorani could be heard as saying during the PDM rally in a viral video.
Commenting over PML-N supremo, Faraz said: “It is unfortunate that an absconder was allowed to make a speech and talk negative about country’s institutions”.
He said that opposition should have talked about sanctity and respect of the Holy Prophet [Peace Be Upon Him] in today’s public gathering instead of maligning state institutions.
The information minister also criticised PML-N Vice President Maryam Nawaz saying, “She and her father should answer that how they made their assets abroad and how they laundered money. Shibli Faraz said that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government led by Prime Minister Imran Khan is committed to putting the country on path of economic progress and prosperity.