Sit-in protestors wanted to topple government: Ahsan

December 7, 2017

ISLAMABAD: Interior minister Ahsan Iqbal claimed on Thursday that the protesters who had staged sit-in in Islamabad wanted to topple the PML-N government.

Addressing to a Higher Education Commission (HEC) ceremony, Ahsan Iqbal said that all Muslims have the firm believe in finality of Prophet (PBUH), however the Faizabad sit-in, which was staged by the Tehreek-e-Labaik Ya Rasool Allah (TLYR) for 21 days paralyzed life of twin cities. He asked, “We should stage sit in why are we so backward in research and how can we meet the level of developed countries in this connection as Pakistan does not need Pirs but scientists.”

Ahsan announced on the occasion that for the digital headway a modernized fiber optical being laid and soon 5-G technology will be introduced.  He said Vision 2025 was prepared to create a modern economy and according to this vision, Pakistan would be among the 25 largest economies of the world.

He said the secret of progress of China was peace and stability, adding today’s era was of digital technology. Pakistan would get its identity through those youth which had had the capacities in the field of science and technology, he added.

The minister said the world was making progress by inventing new products and moving ahead in the field of technology. He said it was responsibility of the youth to play their role in the progress and security of the country.

He said the announcement by the United States to support the Israeli government in Jerusalem and establishment of embassy in the city was condemnable.

He said the reason of the downfall of Muslims was neglect of education in the fields of science and technology. INP/Agencies