Azad calls for defusing political tension through dialogue

KARACHI: Supreme Court Bar Associations (SCBA) former President Yaseen Azad expressing concern over ongoing tense political situation in the country called upon Pakistan Tehreek Insaf (PTI) and Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) to resolve the political controversies through dialogue.Yaseen Azad said PTI Chairman Imran Khan and PAT chief Tahirul Qadri were paving way for a martial law in the country. Political parties enjoy constitutional right to stage protest demonstrations to get their demands met but they should shun taking law into their hands, he added.If the military intervened and democratic system is overtaken, the country had to bear irreparable loss, he said. He said for the first time in the history of the country, an elected government completed its tenure and handed over the reins of power to other democratic government. He suggested democratic system should be allowed to flourish and the political parties should strengthen it. He said August 14 should be celebrated with great zeal across the country while the country has never witnessed such a situation on eve of August 14. No any political party in past had used the day for its political gains. He urged PTI to review the date of Azadi March against what it called a massive rigging in the general elections 2013. He said parliament was right place to resolve the political controversies. He requested PTI and PAT to engage in political dialogue with government instead of plunging the country into deep crisis. Qazi Abdul Majeed member SCBA Salahudin Gandapor, member Sindh Bar Council and Mustafa Lakhani former president Sindh High Court Bar Association were also present.

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