ISLAMABAD: In the face of PTI and PAT rallies marching towards Islamabad, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said that his government does not face threat from any protest or long march, Radio Pakistan reported.
In an interview, the PM said he is ready to listen to the opposition and remove its grievances whether they sit with him before or after the long march.
The prime minister regretted that certain elements are out to create lawlessness and violence by following the path of agitation. However, he said the people are fully aware of their designs and will not let them succeed.
Sharif went on to add political problems are always resolved through dialogue and understanding and not through protests and marches.
The prime minister said the judiciary and other institutions are working independently to address complaints of the opposition and they must be trusted.
He said the Zarb-e Azb Operation in North Waziristan has reached a decisive stage and while the entire nation is fully backing the operation, the opposition parties must also support the armed forces and the IDPs.
He said those in the opposition must play a positive and constructive role in the larger interest of the country.
To another question, the prime minister said the government is taking steps to enhance power generation. He said the government will not sit idle unless it resolves the power crisis.
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