PM tells ministers not to fear Opp’s ‘blackmailing’ over budget | Pakistan Today

PM tells ministers not to fear Opp’s ‘blackmailing’ over budget

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan said Tuesday the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government will get the Federal Budget 2019-20 passed and that the cabinet members should not stress about it.

Khan also advised the cabinet members not to fear any kind of blackmailing tactics from the opposition parties.

According to reports, the premier told the federal ministers to respond to the opposition’s language in kind.

The PM noted that since the opposition does not let the government representatives speak, the latter should not allow the former to speak either. Cabinet members should not, in any condition, falter in their stance, he said.

Not just the Assembly, Khan advised them to stick to their narrative in the media as well and respond extensively.

If the opposition wished to stage protest, they can go ahead and do it a 100 times, the premier said, but warned that the law will come into action should they hinder the Pakistani people’s lives.

Khan underscored that he had not learnt to be scared and that he would not be blackmailed. He advised the cabinet not to compromise and double down in their responses.