Minister for Federal Education and Professional Training, Shafqat Mehmood
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ISLAMABAD, Dec 31 (APP): Federal Minister for Education and Professional Training Shafqat Mehmood on Thursday said the government was ready to hold talks with opposition on every national issue except holding early elections and National Reconciliation Ordinance.

Talking to a private news channel, he said the opposition should come in the parliament and discuss the national issues including institutional reforms,improving national economy, electoral reforms and agriculture as well but they were using different tactics to get relief in corruption cases which were registered against their leaderships, he added.

The minister said the government would not make any compromise over the matter of accountability of the corrupts at any cost.He said Opposition parties had entered in blind alley now.

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Shafqat Mehmood said the opposition parties were failed to get support of the people against the government during their political gatherings, adding Pakistan Democratic Movement was a flopped show and it was divided by itself now.

Replying to a question, he said coronavirus was not the reason of PDM’s failure but their narrative which they had adopted against the national institutions, he said adding people were well aware about the massive corruption of PDM’s leaderships.

He said opposition was the group of power hungry people as they were trying to topple the Democratically elected government but they would not succeed in their objectives.

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He said Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz were trying to malign the national security institutions for protecting their personal interests.

Opposition was not serious to tender their resignations but they were using it as political stunt nothing else, he added.