Dialogue process enjoys support of political parties, state institutions: Saad Rafiq

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Railways Khawaja Saad Rafiq on Wednesday said the dialogue process with Taliban enjoys the support of political parties as well as the state institutions.

Speaking in National Assembly on law and order situation in the country, the minister said dialogue with armed resistants is always a difficult, complicated and brain storming process
and the countries that passed through such a process took years to conclude.

He said it is thetime that all sagacious components of the society should stand united for better planning and coordination instead of pulling the legs of the government.

The minister also invited the senior parliamentarians to benefit the government with their experience to devise future strategy for effective diplomacy, economic revival and improve law and order.

“But the situation is otherwise and some parties are trying to indulge the government into non-issues instead of guiding it,” Saad Rafiq said.

He said those parliamentarians who speak sense in the House change their stance at TV Talk shows. So, these new entrants of the parliament should appreciate the PPP and the PML-N who learnt from the past and tolerated each other for five years for the sake of democracy.

He said the government had to spend millions of rupees for the security of the procession organized by the PTI. “When you are part of the parliament then discuss here any issue you think is important.”

He said the country is facing serious challenges and it is direly needed that the political forces should strengthen democracy and bring their issue to the Parliament to seek the solution.