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India becomes hub of terrorism, extremism: Faraz

–Predicts gloomy political future for Maryam Nawaz

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Senator Shibli Faraz has said that India has become a hub of terrorism and extremism.

In a tweet on Thursday, the information minister said that the notice of Ofcom, a United Kingdom-based regulator for communications services, is a manifestation of India’s disgrace at the global level. He said that Ofcom has exposed Indian’s Republic TV‘s hate-mongering narrative against Pakistan. He said that Brussel-based Disinfo Lab earlier unmasked the Indian business of lies.

In another tweet, Faraz said that Maryam Nawaz’s journey from public gatherings to rallies and then corner meetings foretell her gloomy political future. He said that people stand with a cause and they do not want to become fuel for the politics of vested interests. He said their politics has ended without even its beginning.

Separately in an interview with a private news channel, Faraz said that there is no restriction on holding Senate elections before the time under the Constitution.

He said that it is the duty of Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to announce the schedule for the elections while the government is seeking the apex court’s guidance regarding the early Senate elections with show of hands.

About resignation of opposition, the information minister said that political parties are not showing any interest in resignation and the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) are preparing for contesting bye-elections.

About the long march of opposition, he said that Maulana Fazlur Rehman would run the drive alone as no one in the party is interested in resignation or long march.

In reply to a question about dialogue with the opposition, he said the parliament is the best forum to discuss issues. Faraz said that the premier has also given assurance for talks with opposition except on national reconciliation ordinance.

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