Dialogue stressed to resolve issues
Political leaders say Imran Khan is increasing the miseries of common people through his call of shutdown in Lahore.
Minister for Information and Broadcasting Pervaiz Rashid has said general elections 2013 were the fairest and transparent in the country's history.
Speaking in Radio Pakistan’s Nuqta-e- Nazar program, analyst Zafar Mahmood Sheikh said: “PTI’s politics of sit-ins from the last four months has inflicted heavy losses upon the economy of Pakistan. Imran Khan neither accepts defeat nor comes on the negotiating table. Imran Khan is increasing the miseries of common people through his call of shutdown in Lahore. After the people rejected the PTI in Karachi and Faisalabad, Imran Khan has selected Lahore for his lockdown. Imran Khan has left people of KP in lurch. He even did not meet the IDPs.”
Executive Member, CCPI Talha Tayyab said: “We request both the government and the PTI to solve the issue through talks. It is the responsibility of the government to provide security to the traders’ community. Traders will not close markets in Lahore tomorrow. Daily wagers will be the worst affectees of protests and shutdowns. Yesterday, electricity breakdown affected our business, and today we shut it down for Chehlum and tomorrow, we fear the PTI may force us to close it down. If Imran Khan forces us to close the markets, we will retaliate, and it is the responsibility of the government to provide security to the traders.”
MNA, PML-N Waheed Alam Khan said: “Whole traders’ community is ready to open their shops tomorrow. The government should provide them security. The Parliament is the supreme institution in principle, and no work is done without it. But it seems Imran Khan is working on foreign agenda. Imran Khan only wants to be Prime Minister of Pakistan by hook or by crook.”
PPP leader Senator Maula Bux Chandio : “Imran Khan quotes examples of pious caliphs, but there is no comparison between him and the virtuous personalities. He lauds British democracy but wants to solve all issue on roads by burning tires instead of the parliament. The Government of Sindh created no hurdles for the PTI during its protest in Karachi. I think the government of Punjab should also follow the same policy.”
ANP leader Senator Abdul Nabi Bangash said: “Imran Khan wants to come in power through politics of protests, while people are laughing at him due to his this attitude. Every political party has reservations over the rigging in the elections, and if Imran Khan has objections, he should bring forth evidences. Imran Khan is staging the sit-in instead of solving the problems of the people of KP.”