ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said Prime Minister Imran Khan will not resign and we reject the opposition’s deadline to the government to pack its bags, accusing 11-party opposition alliance of “prioritising their personal agenda over the national agenda”.
Addressing a media in Islamabad two days after the opposition alliance, also known as the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM), held its sixth power show in Lahore,
Shah Mehmood Qureshi said “We reject your ultimatum. You say the prime minister should resign by Jan 31. We are categorically saying the prime minister of Pakistan will not step down.”You say assemblies should be dissolved. The prime minister has said and I am repeating [his words], assemblies will not be dissolved. The deadline stands rejected,” he said.
There is no consensus among the PDM over the issue of resignations from the assemblies and the Long March. – Qureshi added.
The demand for fresh elections by the PDM is unconstitutional, FM Shah Mehmood Qureshi maintained.
Shah Mehmood Qureshi invites opposition for table talks if they feel there is any issue related to the 18th amendment, but cannot negotiate on the corruption cases.