In response to Bilawal Bhutto’s statement, Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi stated on Saturday that they should not become “Indian tools” and disrupt the summit.
Shah Mahmood Qureshi said Bilawal Bhutto made an uninformed and puzzling statement on a private TV channel. But if the opposition has the needed numbers, according to the Foreign Minister, they should be panicking, not the opposition.
He stated they will deal with the no-confidence motion in a political and democratic manner. We do not desire confrontation and will not obstruct any member of parliament, he continued.
Shah Mahmood Qureshi claimed that they will try to persuade the deviant members, rather than clashing and forcing anyone, and that their right to vote will not be abused.
He also indicated that the no-confidence motion came later, but that the OIC conference was previously planned.
He also briefed the conference on the arrival of the guests and the Foreign Ministers. Bilawal Bhutto is making such statements at such a crucial time, he added.
He asked the opposition not to be an instrument of India and not to disrupt the OIC Conference. India aims to undermine the summit, says the Foreign Minister.
Whereas urging the opposition to reconsider its attitude, he said that while Maulana Fazal-ur-Rehman postponed his lengthy march for the OIC summit, the opposition planned a sit-in.
This is not an issue of government, but of state and national prestige, Shah Mahmood Qureshi added.