ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister,Irfan Siddiqui Thursday said law would take its course if workers of Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) and Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) marched towards the state buildings located in red zone of the Federal Capital.
Talking to PTV, he said protecting lives and property of public and the state buildings was prime responsibility of the government and “if they (protesters) made advancement towards the state buildings, law will take its course.”
He said participants of the sit-ins were being provoked by chiefs of PAT and PTI for unconstitutional demands.
The sit-ins were being staged in red zone of the Federal Capital where important buildings including Parliament House, Prime Minister House,President House, Supreme Court, Foreign Office, PTV and Radio Pakistan,Election Commission of Pakistan and diplomatic enclave were located, he added.
The government, he said, showed maximum restraint by allowing the two parties to hold marches from Lahore to Islamabad and stage sit-ins in the red zone.
“They had promised that they will not enter the red zone,” he added.
Siddiqui said the government held sincere dialogue with both parties and agreed to PAT’s 70 per cent and PTI’s 100 per cent demands, saying the Parliamentary Electoral Reforms Committee and judicial Commission have been formed to improve the existing election system and look into polls’ rigging allegations.
While, PAT’s demand of registering First Information Report (FIR) of the Model Town incident has also been accepted, he added.
He reiterated that all political and parliamentary parties were standing united to safeguard democracy, parliament and the Constitution.
He said the entire nation have seen that PAT and PTI could not gather the number which they had been claiming to take along in marches and assemble in the sit-ins.
He said fate of the Parliament and democracy could not be handed over to a group, making unconstitutional demands.
He said no political forces were with PAT and PTI, adding, they were being controlled from abroad to create anarchy in the country.