Govt will face tit for tat policy if violence used, says Sh Rashid

rasheedISLAMABAD: Chief of Awami Muslim League (AML) Sheikh Rashid on Friday said that the government wanted violence during Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s protest in Faisalabad on Dec 8.
“Neither anyone’s shop will be forcefully closed in Faisalabad nor will we allow anyone to forcefully open market but government wants clash on that day,” said Rashid who is an ally of PTI.
“The government will face a tit for tat reply,” he affirmed, while speaking to media persons outside the Parliament House.
PTI chairman Imran Khan has announced protests in Faisalabad and Lahore as part of his anti-government campaign, with a call of countrywide strike on Dec 18.
Sheikh Rashid claimed that Imran Khan had offered him to join talks with the government. “There are many competent people in PTI, I therefore didn’t think it appropriate to be part of negotiations,” he said. He said the government “is just wasting time” by engaging PTI in talks. “The nation demands nothing but Prime Minister’s resignation… To battle with the obsolete system and destroy it is right of the people,” he said. INP

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