ISLAMABAD: Railway Minister Khawaja Saad Rafique Thursday said Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) chief Tahir ul Qadri has surrendered before the Parliament and Constitution by announcing to participate in next general elections .
Commenting on Qadri’s announcement to participate in the general elections, he told a private television channel that it was a good omen that he (PTI chief) accepted the supremacy of the Constitution and decided to become part of the Parliament.
“The announcement to bring change through Parliament instead of sit-in is ‘welcoming,’ he observed.
He said it was a good change in the PAT stance to bring improvement in the existing system through ballot instead of agitation, nailed-batons and use of force.
The Minister said Qadri used the long march and sit-in as a political stunt to muster public support and pave way to become member of the Parliament.
Replying to a question, Saad said the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) government was ready to work with PAT, if it has a real and workable agenda of bringing improvement in the existing system.
To another question, he said Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan’s logic was beyond the understanding as he accepted the election results in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa from where he got majority and rejected the election results in Punjab after facing defeat.
Whereas, the mechanism to hold the election-2103 was same across the country, he added.
He said holding public meetings in the country was a good sign, adding that the PML-N would welcome the constructive criticism as it would help improve the government performance and remove flaws from the system.