Malik optimist about end of political turmoil

ISLAMABAD: Senator Rehman Malik of Pakistan People’s Party Tuesday expressed the hope that the current political turmoil would soon end with a solution acceptable to all stakeholders. Talking to journalists here outside the Parliament House, he admired the government for showing patience till now, due to which, he said, he was confident that a consensus solution would be reached by the political parties. He said the deadlock in negotiations was part of politics, but he was optimist that the political impasse would end soon. Pakistan Peoples Party, he added, believes in flourishing of democracy and sanctity of the Constitution. Responding to a question about the possible role of Supreme Court in the present situation, Rehman Malik said the court orders were bound to be followed by all. “We should have the ability to solve the problems ourselves,” he added. To a question about alleged beating of journalists by protesters at the sit-ins, he said such acts were cowardly, which were condemnable. Senator Rehman Malik expressed concern over erection of tents by protesters in the premises of Parliament House, saying this was not conveying a good message to the world. He said he was hopeful that joint sitting of Parliament would be fruitful and result-oriented. 

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