ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly Opposition Leader Syed Khursheed Shah on Tuesday warned the government to refrain from putting Imran Khan under house arrest that might worsen the political situation. Speaking to media, Shah noted that any unconstitutional step in the present situation would be dangerous for the country.
He told media that efforts are still underway to mediate between the rival parties to find an amicable solution to the ongoing political turmoil in the country.
“The government should also come forward and play its role to improve the situation,” Shah advised and in the same breath also asked Imran Khan to find out a way. He again called upon the government to let Imran Khan come to Islamabad, as it was his political and democratic right to long march.
Shah, however said that Imran’s demand for re-election was incomprehensible as these would be conducted by the election commission that conducted the May 2013 polls. The veteran Pakistan People’s Party leader said that electoral reforms were needed for the holding of new elections and added that the reforms would require a significant amount of time to be implemented.
Shah said that the electoral reforms were needed to hold new elections and added that the reforms would require a significant amount of time to be implemented. He noted that Dr Tahirul Qadri was creating problems for himself through his statements. Shah said that the Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) chief’s statement of bloodshed could worsen the situation.
He said, “Qadri should learn from the actions of late PPP leader Benazir Bhutto who never spoke of seeking revenge despite having knowledge of her killers.” He was surprised over Interior Minister Ch Nisar Ali Khan’s silence and called it strange in the present situation.
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