Imran tweeted: "Today in Senate the opposition defeated 2 critical FATF-related bills: Anti Money Laundering & ICT Waqf bills. From day one I have maintained that the self-serving interests of the opposition leaders & the country's interests are divergent. As accountability noose has tightened."
The rally in the city of Multan was held a day after police, on orders from the government, carried out the arrests and banned the gathering, defending the move as necessary to combat the coronavirus pandemic in Pakistan.
All the dissenters driven out of the JUI-F have been its senior leaders for decades. Some of them have been quite uneasy over Maulana Fazlur Rehman’s policies since long but they have been deliberately silent for their own reasons.
Pakistan presented a Rs7.13 trillion tax-free deficit federal budget in the National Assembly on Friday with its major portions allocated for debt servicing and defence.
Their resignations come days after the opposition lambasted the government following the latter’s move to make public details of the assets and dual nationalities of 20 advisers and special assistants to the prime minister.
Sharif is already serving a seven-year imprisonment in Al Azizia Mills corruption case.
In a message shared via video link in Lahore, Dr Qadri said that he retiring from Pakistani politics, political activities and from his post as PAT chairman.
Information Minister Shibli Faraz told reporters that it's the responsibility of British authorities not to allow "convicted criminals like Sharif” to remain there. Sharif was sentenced to seven years in prison in a separate case, for corruption and money laundering in 2018.
"I have quarantined myself at home," Qaiser, who is also a close aide to Prime Minister Imran Khan, said on Twitter. Qaiser's son and daughter have also tested positive for the virus.
As the picture went viral on social media, it sparked a debate about his health with his detractors asking why he does not return to Pakistan if he is well and roaming on London streets, while his supporters expressed joy at seeing their leader in good health and spirits.