A few thousand not to be allowed to overrun mandate of millions: PM

August 29, 2014 Off By Web Desk

Lahore: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said few thousand marchers will not be allowed to overrun the mandate of millions of Pakistani people. In an interview on Saturday, he said the ongoing sit-ins of two parties in Islamabad have affected public life and the national economy.

He said due to these sit-ins two heads of states postponed their visits to Islamabad while he himself could not attend the oath taking ceremony of Turkish president.

Nawaz Sharif said the Chinese president is due to visit Islamabad shortly to launch a number of mega projects for the development of Pakistan but if the sit-ins continue this important visit could also be postponed.

He said National Assembly has passed a resolution that no conspiracy against democracy will be allowed to succeed and the government is determined to implement this resolution as it is the voice of the people.

To a question, the prime minister said the government has accepted demands of the protesters regarding reforms in the electoral system.

He said most of the demands of the protesters are part of manifesto of the PML-N which the government is determined to implement.

He said the government is trying its best to resolve the issue and hoped that normalcy will return in a few days.

To another question, Nawaz Sharif said the government has already written a letter to the Chief Justice of Pakistan to constitute a judicial commission to probe alleged rigging in the general elections.

Sharif said he had a long meeting with PTI Chief Imran Khan a few months ago. He questioned who forced Khan to join hands with Tahirul Qadri and arrange a joint march towards Islamabad while the Government is serious to resolve all his concerns.

He said people are fed up with the sit-in which is now a sea of empty chairs.

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