ISLAMABAD: The government wanted peaceful and negotiated settlement of the demands Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) and avoid bloodshed, Minister for Railways Khawaja Saad Rafique said Thursday.
Talking to media persons he said government does not want confrontation and appealed both parties to let allow their innocent followers to leave home. PTI and PAT should avoid creating a situation leading to bloodshed.
Minister for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage Pervaiz Rashid, Minister for Water and Power, Defence Khawaja Asif and Minister for Science and Technology Zahid Hamid were also present.
He said in spite of the announcement of PTI,PAT to terminate negotiations the government team is still available for talks.
He said five out of six demands of Imran Khan has already been accepted. Their demand of Prime Minister’s resignation could not be accepted, as Parliament does not allow such absurd demands. Dissolution of assemblies were not possible on dictate of others.
The protesters must not besiege the Parliament as it is symbol of democratic authority.
He said despite repeated requests chief of PTI Imran Khan was not ready for negotiations, a prerequisite for settling the issues.
A Parliamentary Reform Committee has already been constituted for making electoral process transparent.
Khawaja Saad said despite abusive language the government was not retaliating Imran in same language.
Regarding Model Town tragedy he said, the persons, including Prime Minister, Ministers nominated in the FIR of Minhaj-ul-Quran have decided not to use their legal right of filing appeal and let clear themselves through legal process.
The FIR would also be registered against the 21 persons as per verdicts of High Court.
The government was also ready to hold investigations of murder charges through an honest officer. At the time of Model Town tragedy Prime Minister was out of the country yet he has been nominated.