ISLAMABAD: Major political parties on Wednesday backed the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) government, urging the the protestors to resolve issues through dialogue.
Talking to the media outside the Parliament House here, Awami National Party’s member of the National Assembly (MNA) Alhaaj Ghulam Ahmad Bilour said in the prevailing political situation, all the major parties were united for the cause of democracy, which had been restored in the country after many sacrifices.
The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) was trying to divert attention from the real issues, he said, adding that point scoring on non-issues would not serve democracy.
Jamat-e-Islami’s MNA Sahibzada Tariq Ullah said his party respected the PML-N’s mandate. The elected government should complete its tenure and democracy flourish in the country, which was also the desire of people, he added.
He urged the PTI and Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) to resolve the issues with the government through dialogue as the politics of long marches would hinder the country’s development.
Pakistan Peoples Party MNA Mohammad Ayaz Soomro said the PPP had always strived to strengthen democratic institutions. The PML-N government should complete its tenure as it had the people’s mandate,he added.
He said the protection of Constitution was the prime responsibility of all political parties.
Senior Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leader and MNA Tahmina Daultana said dictation and threats were against the norms of democracy. The government, however, was ready for dialogue with the protesting parties for the cause of democracy.
She said the PML-N came in to power with the support of masses and no one had the right to impose his agenda in the country.