ISLAMABAD: Minister for Defence Water and Power Khuwaja Asif on Thursday claimed that Federal Govt possess no intentions to enforce crack down on the participants of Azadi and Inquilab March in the red zone of the capital, Aaj News reported.
“I say with complete authority that the federal government does not want any crackdown on them,” he said. Khuwaja Asif dismissed all such claims of any strict operation or crack down is to be followed against PAT and PTI workers.
Khuwaja Asif further mentioned that protest in Lahore was likely expected to be stopped through force, but currently the govt authorities and representatives are in negotiation talks with the parties, so how could they go in for this step.
Revealing more about the dialogue process, Khuwaja Asif said the negotiations are on going and the govt authorities are trying their best to solve this political turmoil through dialogues, not with any force. He also pledged the parties (PTI and PAT) to keep faith in the process being followed now.
Asking about the changing of Inspector General of Islamabad Police, the Minister said that this is purely an administrative issue and the Interior Ministry cannot interfere in this matter.
Leaving his last comment on media, Khuwaja Asif said that PM Nawaz Sharif and Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif will not step down, whereas Army and all state institutions have assured for the protection and supremacy of the constitution and the Parliament.
SOURCE: APP/WEB DESK