On Thursday, the federal government said that the state recognizes the democratic right of the opposition parties to peaceful protest, but necessary action will be taken in case of violation of the law.
The ministerial committee has unanimously decided that the government will not obstruct the opposition’s protest outside the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on January 19, but we hope that the opposition will abide by the country’s law and constitution. Will work. ” Sheikh Rashid Ahmed along with Information Minister Shibli Faraz, Science and Technology Minister Chaudhry Fawad Ahmed, Defense Minister Pervez Khattak and Law Minister Fergo Naseem while addressing a press conference said.
He said that PDM was coming to Islamabad to protest in front of the ECP despite the fact that the former Chief Election Commissioner had not been appointed by the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government. “I hope that the opposition parties will do well after this decision and will not create law and order situation in the federal capital,” he said, adding that he hoped that the opposition parties would win the by-elections as well as the Senate. Will participate in the election schedule. In March.
Responding to a question, the minister said that PTI had presented all the evidence in the foreign funding case, including the certified documents of 40,000 people. He said that Imran Khan would complete his five-year term as the Prime Minister and everyone’s nerves were strong on his behalf.
Law Minister Fergo Naseem said that protest is a fundamental right of every citizen which ensures freedom of expression and freedom of choice and these are all basic rights of citizens. Referring to the decision of the Supreme Court in the Faizabad sit-in case, the minister said that the Supreme Court had made it clear that protests and sit-ins could not take place everywhere. He said that under Article 189, everyone is bound to respect the decision of the court, and advised the PDM parties to keep their protest within the law. “The state will protect your rights within the law,” he said.
Federal Defense Minister Pervez Khattak criticized the PDM leadership, saying that the opposition parties had raised their objections to the 2018 general elections in which they participated. He said he was reluctant to allow the business of the National Assembly to function and did not co-operate with the parliamentary committee set up to investigate the opposition’s allegations of rigging in the 2018 general elections. He said that from the very beginning, members of the opposition had participated in his two meetings and had never presented any evidence or record of documents justifying his position nor had he written any letter on the matter. Was He said the committee was still there where he should have appeared and presented some evidence to substantiate his claims, adding that the PDM leadership was only trying to spread chaos and anarchy in the country through its movement. Wants
Information and Broadcasting Minister Senator Shibli Faraz called on the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) to hold protest rallies and provide evidence of alleged electoral fraud in the ECP. He also asked the PML-N and PPP leaders to bring details and documents of the party accounts as the ECP scrutiny committee had repeatedly asked them to provide details in the foreign funding case.
Shibli Faraz said that Maulana (Fazlur Rehman) does not eat pizza. We will serve halwa (a sweet dish). “Demonstrations are allowed in Islamabad and the Prime Minister has also tweeted in this regard,” he said. “There will be no obstacles to the PDM’s January 19 protest,” he said. He added that specific places for protests should be identified.
Federal Minister for Science and Technology Chaudhry Fawad Hussain criticized the opposition parties for defaming state institutions. “Opposition parties are malicious in state institutions, be it the Supreme Court of Pakistan, the Election Commission of Pakistan or the Army,” Fawad said, urging the opposition to refrain from criticizing at least one national institution. Don’t keep
He said that the present Election Commission of Pakistan was formed in consultation with Pakistan Peoples Party and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz and it had not held previous elections. The Minister said that the opposition alliance wanted to take the politics of Pakistan to an end.
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