KARACHI: Information Minister Pervaiz Rashid said those resorting to politics of `sit-ins’ did not want the country to make headway.
The minister said this while talking to reporters at the residence of the slain Qawwal Amjad Sabri in Karachi on Monday. He said that all the democratic forces in the country would counter the designs of those who were practicing the politics of disruption and unrest. He while airing his views said that after the issuance of notice to the respondents by the Supreme Court, there was no justification for any ‘Dharna’. The minister added that if any attempt was made to disrupt the normal functioning of the government as well as the lives of the people in the capital, then the law would be used to control the situation.
Replying to a question, he said that the probe was being carried out regarding the controversial news story published by a newspaper. The minister said that October in Pakistan has always been a month of conspiracies. Shaheed-i-Millat Khan Liaquat Ali Khan was the first victim of that conspiracy. A conspiracy was also hatched against Nawaz Sharif in October 1999. He added Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto was also targeted in a suicide attack in a public rally in October 2007.
The minister also lauded the late Amjad Sabri and said that he had earned a good name for Pakistan. He also presented a compensation cheque of Rs 10 million on behalf of the PM to Sabri’s family.
Published in The Express Tribune, October 25th, 2016.
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