Minister for Information and Broadcasting Senator Shibli Faraz on Friday said the opposition got together to save its corruption and looted wealth and the corrupt elements were targeting the upright and honest leadership of the country. Speaking in the Senate, he said the opposition got together under the banner of Pakistan Democratic Movement to bring back the period of price hikes and weakening of institutions and economy. “[The opposition] says that inflation is rising [but] you are its root cause. It is because of your policies and the collapse of government institutions over the last 40 to 50 years [yet] you expect us to fix this in two years,” he said. “We will fix it and will enable the country and government institutions to stand on their own two feet. Admitting to a rise in inflation, the minister added that it was a temporary thing and would be resolved within the next few weeks,” he went on to say. “But if [the opposition] thinks that they can put us under pressure, like they did when it came to the Financial Action Task Force laws and National Accountability Bureau laws, that will not happen,” he added. The minister said when the opposition was in power it did not give respect to the vote but it preferred amassing wealth. The opposition leaders looted national wealth and lied on the floor of the House, he added. He said those who damaged the national institutions, had now become champions of democracy and added, the opposition after ruling for decades, was raising hue and cry about the economy. The nation was aware of the people who had now become ideological to serve their own interests, he noted. He said the Punjab government had arranged for sanitizers and masks for the opposition.