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Present democratic Govt wants to resolve issues with opposition through talks: Pervez Khatak
October 19, 2019

Defense Minister Pervez Khattak says government believes in democratic values and wants to resolve issues with opposition through talks.

Addressing a news conference along with other members of government's negotiating team in Islamabad today, he said we have invited all the opposition parties to sit together to discuss their issues.

He said if they do not want to talk, it means they have some hidden agenda.

The Defense Minister said the government will not allow anyone to disrupt the law and order situation.

He said action will be taken according to law and constitution against those who resort to anarchy.

Pervez Khattak said Pakistan is passing through a difficult phase and the situation in Occupied Kashmir is critical.

Holding protests at this critical juncture is tentamount to weakening the cause of Kashmir.

He said the economic situation is improving due to difficult decisions taken by the government and Pakistan cannot afford anarchy at this time.

The Minister said opposition will be held responsible for any chaotic situation arising out of protests.

Speaking on the occasion, Education Minister Shafqat Mahmood said it is not ethical to use the innocent Madaris students for political objectives.

He said our offer of negotiations is solely for protecting Pakistan against any damage. It does not construe that the government is afraid of protests.