Imran, Pervaiz Ellahi, Qadri should assure there will be no terrorism in garb of rally: Pervaiz Rashid

ISLAMABAD, (SANA): Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Pervez Rashid said on Sunday that Imran Khan will be responsible in the event of an incident of terrorism on August 14 — the day of the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf’s scheduled ‘Azadi march’. He said that Imran Khan, Pervaiz Ellahi and Tahirul Qadri should assure that there will be no terrorism in the garb of rally.

Talking to the media at a flag hoisting ceremony held in connection with Independence Day celebrations in Rawalpindi, Pervaiz Rashid said that Imran Khan will have to give assurance that the rally will be a peaceful one. He said that Imran Khan, Tahirul Qadri and Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain would be responsible for maintaining peace during their planned protest rallies.

He said that Imran’s reported call for the resignations of PTI MNAs will lead to a mutiny within his party. He also said that leaders of Muslim League did not resort to a ‘long march’ to create Pakistan but instead pursued a democratic struggle.

“Why didn’t Imran Khan stage a march during Musharraf’s regime?” he asked, claiming that those standing up against the government are supporters of General (retd) Pervez Musharraf.

Rasheed said Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz believes in achieving political motives through democratic ways and not protests.

In response to Qadri’s latest press conference where he claimed the PML-N governments in Punjab and the Centre will be ousted in August, Pervaiz Rasheed said these threatening statements are devoid of substance,

The information minister said the PAT leader was conspiring with the Chaudhrys who had supported a dictator in the past.
“Qadri is a tax evader and he will soon run away to his home in Canada,” Rasheed added.

Remembering the struggle of 1947 and paying tribute to those who laid down their lives for the creation of Pakistan, Rasheed on Sunday said Muslim League members fought for Pakistan under the leadership of Muhammad Ali Jinnah and they will make Pakistan a better place under the guidance of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

“Our forefathers had taken part in the freedom struggle and we will not let those sacrifices go to waste.” said the information minister while praising PML-N party members for their struggle for democracy and overwhelming support during last year’s general elections.

Rasheed called on supporters of other political parties to learn from
PML-N and not take part in destructive politics.
“This is no more the old Pakistan where the divide between the rich and the poor was very deep; today, common people enjoy similar luxuries as those from the privileged class,” he said, pointing out the metro bus projects introduced by PML-N government.

The information minister’s statement came at a time when the ruling Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) is reportedly approaching the PTI for a negotiation prior to Imran Khan’s scheduled ‘million-men’ march to the capital on August 14.

Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has denied any meeting with Imran, while the PTI chief has said there is “no room” for any agreement with the government.

Imran called on country-wide supporters to march to Islamabad in protests of the government’s alleged rigging of four key constituencies that the PTI chief says were won fraudulently by the PML-N.

Meanwhile, at a media briefing on Sunday, Federal State Minister for Water and Power Abid Sher Ali accused Imran Khan of collaborating with the Taliban and said that he is dividing the nation.

“It is the Taliban who is organizing the long March and Imran Khan is speaking their language,” Sher Ali told reporters.
Abid further said that the PML-N stands by the Pakistan military.

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