Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Government has ordered intelligence services to keep tabs lawmakers : Sources

Sources indicate the administration has ordered lawmakers to be watched ahead of the no-confidence vote.

Sources said it happened today in Islamabad during a PTI political committee meeting hosted by Prime Minister Imran Khan.

These programmes will follow the lawmakers’ movements and phone calls. According to sources, the Opposition has “safe custody” of around 12 disgruntled PTI MNAs.

Read more: 24 PTI MNAs have moved to Sindh House, says Raja Riaz

The PM has been given daily intelligence reports.

For the Opposition’s no-trust motion, PM Imran has entrusted Defence Minister Pervez Khattak and Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi.

They discussed the no-confidence motion, horse-trading, and the current political climate.

Their final choice was to convene the National Assembly on March 21. During the NA session, a legal team briefed attendees on the no-trust motion.

Read more: PM Imran Khan monitors MNAs before no-trust vote

The panel suggested the PM to call a PTI parliamentary party meeting to identify dissident and “missing” legislators.

It further stated that it would not allow the Sindh House to be used as a horse-trading hub. A federal minister accused the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) of having “nefarious plans” on the Sindh Assembly. Also, to keep the #ZardariMafia’s “bags of looted wealth” safe and secure!

Read more: Sindh House is a horse trading hotspot : Fawad Chaudhry

To investigate SSU Sindh DIG Maqsood Memon, the PTI minister wrote to Secretary Establishment.

Speaker Pervaiz Elahi said earlier that the Opposition had “safe custody” of 10-12 government MPs.

“They are secure with the Opposition. The state cares more. Those who aided them have professed neutrality. NO FRIENDLY NATION OR INSTITU “said he.

Read more: PPP says Govt preparing to attack Sindh House in Islamabad

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