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Shibli Faraz reiterates offer to opposition to negotiate reforms

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ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Senator Shibli Faraz has once again said that we are ready to sit with the opposition on the matters of economic, electoral, and judicial reforms.

However, he made it clear that no NRO will be given to the corrupt political leaders.

While addressing a Press Conference in Islamabad on Saturday, the minister regretted that the opposition parties are now trying to make controversial the elections of the Chairman and the Deputy Chairman Senate.

The information minister said that the elections were held in a free and transparent manner and that these were not influenced.

Senator Shibli Faraz said that the opposition parties will have to see beyond their personal vested interests. He said these parties may go ahead with their planned long march but they will not get any support from the masses.

The minister said that those in the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) have conflicting interests and they stabbed each other in the elections of the Chairman and the Deputy Chairman Senate.

Shibli Faraz said that it is also the first time in the Country’s history that a candidate from the tribal districts was elected as the Deputy Chairman Senate.

Expressing the determination to bring legislation in the Parliament for reforms and welfare of the masses, he said that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has now emerged as the largest party both in the National Assembly and the Senate.

The information minister pointed out that in the last two and a half years, the opposition parties obstructed our legislation in the Upper House. He said that we respect the Parliament and we can only restore its dignity if it takes the decision in the interest of the masses.

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