ISLAMABAD: The government has urged the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) leadership to hold talk on the concerning issue before moving towards the Red Zone.
Talking to media representatives, the Federal Railway Minister Khawaja Saad Rafique has also said that government will soon decide whether to permit the rally to step into Red Zone area. He revealed that government is not going to impose an emergency as a reaction of all this.
He said that the efforts have been made by the government to talk to the both party’s leadership but either of the two is not responding the call for reconciliation. He said that he himself requested the parties’ leaders to talk on the matters and solve all the issues through the means of table talk.
Giving an account of his efforts to negotiate, he also mentioned those names whom he tried to convince; he said that he had spoken to Arif Alvi, Shah Mehmood Qureshi and Asad Umar after making hectic efforts to establish contact with them over the telephone”.
“I begged all three PTI leaders to reconcile with the government and only stopped short of touching Qureshi’s feet over the telephone,” Rafique added.
Throughout his talk with media, the Minister stressed on the means of talk and appealed the protesters and their leadership to stop all this which will lead the whole country to damaging violence.
Referring to Imran’s call to enter the Red Zone, Rafique said that this will invoke violence as forces are at high alert on the way to Red Zone.
He said that it can’t be possible that the mob will remain calm and peaceful while heading towards that area.
At the end of his talk, he once again requested both the parties to adopt the way of negotiation to seek the better solution of the issues and that this will save the country from further degradation.