Politics: Khawaja Saad Rafique asks Imran Khan to call off long marchJuly 22, 2014
Islamabad: Railway Minister Khawaja Saad Rafique has once again invited Chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) Imran Khan to sit on the negotiating table for the redressal of his complaints.
Talking to media in Islamabad on Wednesday, he asked Imran Khan to call off its long march and not divide the nation while it is backing the Armed Forces in the ongoing Zarb-e-Azb operation.
He suggested him to spend the money allocated for long march on the welfare of the internally displaced persons who are awaiting help from all segments of the society.
Saad Rafique said Parliament is proper forum for dialogue to resolve the issues instead of staging rallies on roads. He said if the PTI has any complaint of rigging in elections, it should go to the courts. He said PTI has already several petitions in the Supreme Court in this regard.
The Minister urged Imran Khan not to make Independence Day controversial and should join hands with the nation to give a message of solidarity and unity to the terrorists. He, however, said if he wants to go ahead with his long march, he should choose any other date.
He said the government has intention to stop the long march with force but it will adopt a prudent political policy to deal with the situation.
Speaking after reviewing the arrangements made for the Azadi Train in Islamabad on Wednesday, Khawaja Saad Rafique said Pakistan Railway will run Azadi Train on Independence Day throughout the country to create awareness among the masses regarding phases of Pakistan Movement.
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