Govt determined to resolve issue politically: Ahsan Iqbal

ISLAMABAD - Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Reform Ahsan Iqbal has said that Government is engaging PTI Chief Imran Khan through different political parties for dialogue to resolve the issue politically.

Talking to a private news channel, the minister said that Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf's (PTI) long march is the negation of the mandate of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) given by public.

He said that incumbent government is determined to follow their policy for the betterment of Pakistan and no illegal exercise can stop the government from achieving its set goals for the betterment of the nation.

He said that the government of PML-N is constantly in touch with the PTI leaders over long march adding that the government has been trying to convince PTI leaders for calling their long march off.

The minister said that nobody should try to divide the nation on Independence Day. "We shall not allow anyone to paralyze the capital on Independence Day in order to meet their demands," he stated.

''The opposition is scared of the performance of government that is why they are not willing to give the government apt time to complete their revolutionary projects,'' he added.

Answering a question the minister said that Musharraf's case is in the court and decision will be taken according to the law.

He said that Imran's allegations are totally baseless and it is not the government`s discretion to open those four constituencies demanded by the PTI chief.

He was of the view that instead of using power, Imran Khan should hold talks with the government to get his demands met adding that electoral reforms committee is working in this regard.


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