LAHORE: Minister of Punjab for Infotmation and Culture Mian Muhammad Aslam Iqbal on Thursday said that the opposition should have observed Youm-e-Siyah (Black Day) when Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi carried out bloodshed in Kashmir.
“The opposition had blemish of corruption earlier and has it now too. They used to invite the Indian PM to their houses,” Aslam Iqbal said while addressing a joint press conference along Chief Spokesperson of Chief Minister of Punjab Dr Shahbaz Gill in Lahore.
The opposition is observing July 25, first anniversary of 2018 general elections, as Youm-e-Siyah (Black Day). While, the ruling party has marked it as a Youm-e-Tashakkur (Day of Gratitude).
Aslam Iqbal said because of their negative politics the opposition could not fill even few seats. People have rejected their call for protest, he said. He offered to send people for participation in their protest.
Gill said it was a changed Pakistan whose PM was Imran Khan.
He said Pakistan Vice President Pakistan Muslim League-N Maryam Nawaz was a criminal. He said the opposition was holding small public gatherings.
Earlier today, veteran Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Ahsan Iqbal said Pakistanis were robbed of their mandate on this day one year ago.
Addressing a rally of the joint opposition in Peshawar, he said the promise of peace in the erstwhile Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) and its amalgamation with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa was fulfilled by deposed prime minister Nawaz Sharif.
“A rookie government has been enforced on the nation. Today, Pakistan’s economy has been ruined at its hands. The projects of China Pakistan Economic Corridor have been stalled, while inflation and unemployment had gone rampant in the country,” Ahsan Iqbal said taking a dig at the government.