Pakistan Tehreek-E-Insaf Slams Government In Senate For Sealing Party Office

## PTI Condemns Senate for Sealing Its Secretariat

Islamabad, Friday, May 25, 2024: The Opposition Leader in Senate, Shibli Faraz, vehemently criticized the government’s actions against the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), alleging that the sealing of the party’s Central Secretariat was a politically motivated attack.

### Government’s Defense of Sealing

In response, Law Minister Azam Nazeer Tarar defended the Capital Development Authority’s (CDA) actions, stating that they were taken in accordance with the law. He explained that the PTI had received multiple notices regarding illegal constructions and encroachments on the property, and had failed to address these issues within the specified timeframe.

### PTI’s Accusations of Fascism

Faraz denounced the government’s actions as “fascist” and “oppressive,” claiming that they were attempting to silence the PTI through intimidation. He asserted that the government’s failure to compete with the PTI politically had led them to resort to such tactics.

### Minister Tarar Rejects Fascism Allegations

Minister Tarar denied the allegations of fascism, emphasizing that the government was acting within the bounds of the law. He condemned Faraz’s remarks as “unacceptable” and “baseless.”

### Electricity Supply to Balochistan’s Agriculture Sector

In a separate development, the Senate discussed the issue of limited power supply to agriculture tube-wells in Balochistan. Energy Minister Awais Leghari informed the Senate that the province had outstanding dues of Rs641 billion in electricity bills, contributing to the limited supply.

Minister Leghari stated that the government was committed to providing 24-hour electricity to the agriculture sector if the farmers agreed to pay their bills. He also highlighted the need for solarization initiatives to reduce the province’s reliance on conventional energy sources.

### SIFC Meeting Convened by Prime Minister

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has convened a meeting of the Security and Foreign Intelligence Committee (SIFC) on Saturday, May 26, 2024. The meeting will be attended by top civil and military leaders, federal ministers, and chief secretaries of the provinces. The agenda includes discussions on national security and foreign policy matters.