Reiterating his stance of resolving issues through talks, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Sunday night ruled out that his government is under threat by the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) ‘million march’ on Islamabad scheduled for August 14. According to a private TV channel, he said political issues were not resolved through protests and long marches but by negotiations.
Nawaz Sharif vowed to remove all reservations of PTI and its chief Imran Khan. “Grievances will be addressed through talks whether prior to or after the long march,” he said.
He said the nation was going through a tough phase with military operation Zarb-e-Azb in progress in North Waziristan Agency to eliminate terrorism from the country.
“Opposition should back armed forces,” said the premier, adding that the NWA operation has entered into the decisive stage.
The statement comes on the same day when PTI chief Khan vowed to end what he said ‘Sharif family monarchy’ in the country through ‘Azadi march’.
APP adds:- Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Sunday said that his government did not face threat from any protest or long march.
In an interview, the Prime Minister also regretted that certain elements were out to create lawlessness and violence by following the path of agitation, Radio Pakistan reported.
He observed that political problems were always resolved through dialogue and understanding and not through protests and marches, however, he said, the people were fully aware of such designs and would not let them succeed.
The Prime Minister said the judiciary and other institutions have been working independently to address complaints of the opposition and they should be trusted. He also called upon the opposition to play a positive and constructive role in the larger interest of the country. To a question, the Prime Minister said that the government was taking steps to enhance power generation and expressed his resolve that the government would not sit idle till it resolved the power issue.