Says third political force needed to take country out of crises
ISLAMABAD, Dec 6 (INP): All Pakistan Muslim League Chief and former President Pervez Musharraf has said that the country is in the midst of serious crises and institutions has weakened due to inefficiency of the PPP and PML-N governments while the judiciary is not playing its role.
Addressing the APML women wing at the Study Secretariat of the party here on Saturday, Musharraf said that a third political force was need of the hour to get the country from the present situation.
He said that a united front comprising different opposition parties would be formed soon against the PML-N and PPP. He said contacts are underway with PML-Q, MQM, Functional League, Khosa group and others in this connection. He assured that he would be coming to Islamabad soon to play his role in making APML more effective party.
The former President pointed out that when the institutions become weak and the judiciary does not play its role, people take law in their own hands and staged protests like sit ins. He said the country was sinking economically as the poverty ratio is increasing and there is extreme shortage of electricity and gas. He said this is because of the wrong economic policies of the PML-N and PPP governments as the country has all the required resources to stand on its own feet. He said there is no system of check and balance.
In this scenario, he said, every one will have to play his/her role particularly the women. He said his party would establish women wings in all the provinces.
Addressing the function, APML Central Secretary General Dr Amjad hoped that a united front comprising five groups of Muslim League would soon come into existence.
Imran calls for resumption of dialogue from breaking point
LAHORE/ISLAMABAD, Dec 6 (INP): Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaaf Chairman Imran Khan Saturday said his party would begin talks if the government was sincere and resume the dialogue where it was broken.
Talking to media persons in Lahore, Imran Khan said that during the previous talks, the two sides had agreed on certain points and the only issue that remained unresolved the resignation of the Prime Minister. He said the PTI has withdrawn from the resignation demand. He said if the government is serious in dialogue, it should resume the talks and accept the agreements that were reached.
He said the government had agreed over the JIT into rigging of elections before the talks run into difficulty.
The cricketer-turned-politician further said that he has been assured by transporters of Faisalabad to keep their vehicles off the roads while the district bar association has also supported the shut down call.
He asked the traders of Faisalabad to sacrifice for one day by shutting down their business but made it clear that they would not force the shut down in the city.
Earlier talking to newsmen at his Bani Gala residence Imran said “Sincere efforts should be made if negotiations are to be held”.
He reiterated that his programme of sit-in and protests would continue until proposed judicial commission kicked off probe into alleged vote fraud in last year general elections.