Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif on Monday condemned the attack on Pakistan Television (PTV) headquarters in Islamabad.
“An attack on state institutions amounts to an attack on Pakistan. The nation will hold Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf chief Imran Khan and Pakistan Awami Tehreek Tahirul Qadri accountable for the onslaught on public buildings,” he said. The chief minister said the so-called champions of the Constitution and democracy had been exposed. “Some elements want to a bring bad name to the country using protest demonstrations,” he said. Sharif said Khan would not be able to regain his lost credibility. He said those trying to stop development wanted to destabilise the country. “They do not want a stable Pakistan,” he said.
Published in The Express Tribune, September 2nd, 2014.