Interior minister terms Indian Army Chief’s statement irresponsible

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LAHORE: Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal on Sunday termed Indian Army Chief’s statement against Pakistan as irresponsible.

Talking to newsmen here, Iqbal said the statement reflects India as an irresponsible country. “The statements of Indian Army Chief and US President Donald Trump are aimed at bringing Pakistan under pressure”.

He said the prevailing situation requires the nation to remain united.

Iqbal said the elements trying to harm democracy in the country will not succeed.

“There is no reason for any sit-ins or protest demonstrations when the country is just five months away from general elections”.

He said those who are doing negative politics in fact do not want the investors to come to the country, adding peaceful environment is imperative for economic progress in the country.

The minister said the government has broken the back of terrorists, eliminated electricity load-shedding and restored law and order across the country.

To a question about the Kasur incident, the interior minister said the entire nation is sad over the incident. He assured to bring the culprit to the book.— Radio Pakistan