Politicians, traders rejected PTI’s civil disobedience

ISLAMABAD (NNI): Political leaders and traders have rejected a civil disobedience call from Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf’s chief,Imran Khan and described it as a joke with the country.

Former President and Co-Chairperson of Pakistan People’s Party Asif Ali Zardari has expressed deep concern over the political situation and called for restraint by all sides.

“Democracy and nation will not be served by calls for civil disobedience or by a stubborn refusal by sny side to engage in a meaningful dialogue on political issues. Criticizing PTI Chief Imran Khan, the PPP leader said that democracy would
be damaged by Civil Disobedience, he maintained.

“Over enthusiasm to pursue political goals through unconstitutional means can be as lethal for democracy as shutting the door of dialogue and both must be avoided” spokesman Farhatullah Babar quoted Zardari as saying in a statement.

Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain has described PTI chief’s announcement of civil obedience a joke with people.

In a statement, he urged him to hold dialogue with the government for the betterment of the masses.

President Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce Zakriya Usman rejected the civil disobedience call and said the exporters suffered 50 million losses over the past five days.

He said the protests have also badly affected the normal supply of raw material that can harm the industrial growth.

“Protests and marches will destroy the economy,” Usman told a private TV channel.

It is worth mentioning here that Imran Khan told his party’s supporters in Islamabad late Sunday that he would not to pay electricity and gas bills.

Imran Khan had said that he has started the disobedience movement to force the Prime Minister resigns in two days.

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