ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has said that the adventures and experiments of technocrat and national governments have proved futile in the past.
In an interview with a private news channel, Abbasi advocated for public-mandated governments which are being judged through their performance.
He pointed out that the governments with no mandate cannot work but the elected government can work as people have elected it and they would reject it in the election if failed to serve them.
He said former President Pervez Musharraf had also formed both national and technocrat governments and the people have witnessed their poor performance.
When asked about the media reports that US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson had handed over a list of some people wanted by the US to Pakistan’s government during his recent visit, the prime minister denied such reports.
He reiterated that Afghan issue could only be resolved through dialogue by Afghans and Pakistan can contribute to this peace process.
To a question about the reservations of the Afghan government on CPEC, Abbasi said Afghan goods were allowed to go to India and sea route was also available for transit their trade.— Radio Pakistan