‘Hold your tongues’: Imran tells cabinet individuals to not say things that influence PTI, govt

Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan has told his cabinet members to take care of unity within the party, each day after Federal Science and Technology Minister Fawad Chaudhry said in an interview that the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) was failing to bring promised change thanks to a scarcity of political leadership amid rifts among leaders like Jahangir Khan Tareen, Planning Minister Asad Umar and secretary of state Shah Mahmood Qureshi.

Addressing a presser after a gathering of the federal cabinet chaired by PM Imran, Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Shibli Faraz said that Fawad’s interview with the Voice of America came under discussion during the cupboard meeting.

“Fawad Chaudhry’s interview was discussed within the cabinet [meeting] and therefore the prime minister said we should always maintain unity within the party,” Faraz said.

In the interview, Fawad had said there have been rifts among Tareen, Umar and secretary of state Shah Mahmood Qureshi, which hurt the party and made the PTI’s “political class” to part ways.

“As soon because the PTI government was formed, quarrels among Qureshi, Umar and Tareen began. Tareen used his influence to urge Umar faraway from the cupboard and later Umar got Tareen out,” Fawad had said.

During the cupboard meeting, the knowledge minister said that the premier has instructed the ministers and party leaders to not mention things that “affect” the party or the govt .

During the cupboard meeting, the knowledge minister said that the prime minister has instructed the ministers and party leaders to not mention things that “affect” the party or the govt .

Faraz also spoke a few recent interview of global climate change Minister Zartaj Gul during which she said that Covid-19 means the virus has 19 points which will be applied to any country supported its respective immunity levels.

Her remarks were widely shared on social media and she or he was criticised for not knowing that Covid-19 is really an acronym for the coronavirus.

“It was an error of the tongue and other people make mistakes,” the knowledge minister said, pertaining to Gul’s remarks. “It shouldn’t have happened and that i completely accept as true with you.”

The information minister said that Gul is an “outstanding” minister “who is doing great work”.

“We should ignore the mistakes because people make mistakes,” Faraz added.

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