Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif said on Wednesday that the resignation of Prime Minister, a demand of chief of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan, is completely unconstitutional and Imran has been exposed for his hidden agenda.
The chief minister was speaking to a private news TV network.
“The demand for the resignation of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is unconstitutional and undemocratic. Imran Khan is trying to deprive the people of their basic right by threatening to overthrow a democratically elected government. Nawaz Sharif is a symbol of democracy in Pakistan,” the chief minister said.
“The Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) believes in democracy. Anyone can protest within democratic limits,” he said.
He further said that the government knew how to handle anyone who was threatening the political system and disturbing the law and order situation.
“Khan’s ball tampering will not be allowed,” CM said.
“Khan claimed that Rs 70 billion was spent on the Metro Bus Project. I am willing to resign if he can prove that funds in excess of Rs 30 billion were spent,” the chief minister said.
Sharif said that the government is willing to dialogue and he would gladly meet with Khan.