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Dharna politics no threat to govt, says Hamza Shahbaz

ISLAMABAD: Hamza Shahbaz Sharif, a leader of ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) on Tuesday ruled out any threat to the government due to “dharna politics” of some political parties.
Speaking to media after National Assembly session, Hamza said that major political parties of the country have shunned politics of sit-ins and advised Imran Khan to refrain from indulging in such politics.
He asked Imran to show sportsman spirit and not create obstacles in progress and development’s way for the country. 
He rejected Imran’s demand that the government should give its one-year performance report and asked him of developments that he brought in KP, ruled by PTI.
He noted that it would have been better if Imran Khan had arrived in national assembly session to discuss the plight of the IDPs due to military operation in North Waziristan Agency (NWA). Hamza said that the country is in a state of war and a military operation is underway to hunt down terrorists. “In such a situation what is need of sit-ins”, he questioned.
He said that there was no need of protests and sit-ins while Imran Khan wanted to create chaos in the country through his aimless long-march. He said that millions of people have voted for PML-N and given it mandate for five years and claimed his party had done better in Punjab than PTI-led government in KP.
He advised Imran Khan to focus on worsening situation in the KP than any other province of the country despite big promises of PTI chief. Hamza claimed that PML-N has been doing every thing for betterment and development of Pakistan adding that the economy of the country has improved as world financial bodies show confidence on government polices. 
Meanwhile, PTI Central Leader Makhdoom Javed Hashmi, speaking to media outside the parliament house said that he was at a loss to explain why the government was taking such an adverse action against his party by referring to article 245 in the federal capital ahead of PTI’s Azadi March.
Separately, Makhdoom Javed Hashmi’s private aircraft was not allowed to land at the Sialkot International Airport where the PTI president was headed to address a PTI workers convention. 
Despite efforts to land at the airport, his plane was not permitted, reported a private TV channel. The airport administration said that Hashmi’s plane was not allowed to land owing to unfavourable weather conditions. PTI workers protested against this action. Hashmi then diverted to Islamabad. PTI Chief Imran Khan is set to lead his million-man ‘Azadi’ march to Islamabad on August 14.

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