PTI, PAT should continue talks: Saad RafiqueAugust 26, 2014
Islamabad: Minister for Railway Khawaja Saad Rafique has said that violence is no solution to any problem and dialogue is the only way to overcome the current political crisis.
Briefing the National Assembly about the government’s ongoing dialogue with PTI and PAT, Rafique said the government has held various rounds of talks besides telephonic conversation with both the parities to resolve the issues.
He said the government has accepted almost all demands of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf which are in fact part of PML-N’s manifesto. He said similarly the government has expressed readiness to Tahirul Qadir to resolve the issue of registering FIR of Model Town tragedy according to law of land or principal of Sharia.
He said the government has requested Tahirul Qadir to give his reforms package to the government so that it could present it before the parliament for legislation as all political parties stand for the welfare and wellbeing of the people and the country.
He appealed both the leaders to withdraw their deadlines, avoid any violence and let the dialogue move forward for an amicable resolution.
The minister said that no one can compel the government to accept his demands by force.
He said if any organised rigging is proven by the proposed Judicial Commission in the last general elections, the government including the Prime Minister will have no moral justification to continue in their offices.
He regretted that despite a clear direction from the Supreme Court, the Constitution Avenue has not been vacated so far.
He informed the House that the Prime Minister has directed to stop all type of rallies in favour of the government to avoid any clash with workers of protesting parties.