LAHORE: Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Reforms Ahsan Iqbal tendered an apology for the inconvenience suffered by the people from government’s restrictions. Addressing a press conference here on Sunday, Ibqal justified the imposition of restrictions, saying that had government not taken these measures, there could have been riots in Lahore.
“Workers of PAT want to spread violence and anarchy,” he said, forcing people to take such measures. He said that Pakistan’s army believes in supremacy of law and constitution. “I apologise to people on behalf of the government,” he stated.
Iqbal, however, made it clear that government would take every stop to protect life and property of people. To a question, he said that Imran Khan and Tahir ul Qadri are two sides of one coin. “We cannot accept any march in view of the international situation,” he added. Agencies