ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Railways Saad Rafique Thursday said that the government had accepted all demands of Imran Khan, other than that of Prime Minister’s resignation which was unconstitutional.
Imran Khan himself has admitted that five out of six demands had been accepted, he added.
The minister categorically stated that no one could take resignation from anyone by force as it would set a bad precedent.
The Minister reiterated that government wanted to resolve the prevailing political crisis amicably so that the protestors could return to their homes peacefully.
Talking to a private TV channel, Saad Rafique said if the protestors take law into hands, then the forces would react as per the given SOP. However, it must be avoided, he added.
The Minister said Pakistan Army had played an exemplary role during the whole crisis.
“FIR has been registered on the will of Tahir-ul-Qadri. What else can we do?” he questioned.
The minister reiterated that it was not in the knowledge of federal government what was happening in Model Town.
The government, Saad Rafique said, would neither dissolve assemblies on the will of Tahir-ul-Qadri, nor the Prime Minister would quit.
“We will not act on the will of Tahir-ul-Qadri, as it could lead to destabilizing the country,” he underlined.