LAHORE – Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Pervaiz Rashid on Saturday said that democracy has no threats from protests but democracy is a threat for Imran Khan and Tahir ul Qadri.
Speaking to journalists here‚ the minister said that proposed protest by the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf and Dr Tahir ul Qadri was their democratic right. He said that PTI leadership has not been matured in line with the democratic values. He said that the political parties should protest in a democratic way.
He said PTI and Dr Qadri should adopt democratic way for pressing for their demands. Rashid said that Tahir ul Qadri‚ the chief of Minhajul Quran‚ should return to Pakistan from Canada if he wants to serve people. He said Sheihkh-ul-Islam faces difficulties when coming from Canada while another Sheikh [Shiekh Rasheed] faces difficulties when leaving for Canada, he said.
The minister said clutch-plates of both Sheikhs were out of order and need to be replaced. He said that the democracy has no threats from protests of such leaders. He said that the government has kicked off various development and progressive projects in just 11 months which were never done in the last 65 years.
He said that Nawaz Sharif government was laying foundations of various power projects every day and economy was back on track. The minister said that the government was making all out efforts to uplift the living standard of the people. About former president Pervez Musharraf‚ he said there was no external pressure on the government over this issue and now the judiciary would decide his fate.