PESHAWAR - Federal Defence Minister Pervaiz Khattak on Saturday said that Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) was a group of corrupt elements that would be made accountable to people for their malpractices and misappropriation of public money.

He expressed these views in public meetings held at Amangarh and Kutikhel areas of district Nowshera. The functions were also addressed by Chairman National Assembly’s Standing Committee on Energy and Natural Resources Dr Imran Khattak, Managing Director Shama Ghee Mill and local office bearers Mian Umer Kaka Khel and Ishaq Khattak.

Federal Minister said that government would never give NRO and Prime Minister Imran Khan would bring back the money looted by PDM leaders. He categorically rejected midterm elections and said that government would complete its constitutional term and would again emerge victorious in next elections due to performance and accomplishments.

Government rejects midterm elections, will complete its constitutional term, says Minister

He said that country was facing a critical phase while opposition parties were deceiving people and planning public gatherings for their personal interest adding that the agenda of opposition had endangered the sovereignty of the country.

Defence Minister said some patriotic legislators of PMLN who were against party’s agenda were in contact with him adding dismemberment of PMLN was imminent. He also praised sacrifices of law enforcers in war against militancy and said that Pakistan Army was strong and committed to defend country.

Pervaiz Khattak said that priority of Prime Minister was ‘Corruption-free-Pakistan’ and no compromise would be made to achieve this objective.

He said Prime Minister was making efforts to control artificial price hike and those found guilty of making illegal profits by overpricing and hoarding would be taken to task.

He said that projects of billion of rupees had been initiated for district Nowshera and work on Fazaia University would soon be started adding these uplift projects would change the socio-economic condition of people living in the area.