‘Go into quarantine’, Shibli hits out at PDM after Peshawar rally

Statesman Report

ISLAMABAD: Information Minister Shibli Faraz has said that “low turnout” in Sunday’s Peshawar rally showed that the people of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province had rejected the opposition parties’ anti-government narrative.

“I appreciate people of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa for boycotting the opposition’s rally and protecting themselves from coronavirus on the appeal of Prime Minister Imran Khan,” he said in short video message, released soon after the rally concluded on Sunday.

The PTI minister also urged the participants of the rally to quarantine themselves due to possible exposure to Covid-19 as the infection positivity rate had exceeded 13 per cent in Peshawar.

Another PTI leader Senator Faisal Javed Khan reacting to Peshawar rally quipped: “Useless people are holding useless gatherings.”

He claimed that PDM’s anti-government movement was aimed to securing relief in the corruption and money laundering cases.

“They are trying their best to get a reconciliation ordinance for which they are endangering the lives of the people and the fast growing economy,” he wrote on his official twitter handle in Urdu.