Govt decides to negotiate with agitators before operation
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – The federal government decided on Thursday to negotiate with the agitators with agitators demonstrating against the Supreme Court verdict, acquitting Asia Bibi a Christian woman who was convicted for blasphemy in 2010.
As per details, Prime Minister Imran Khan formed a committee comprising state minister for interior, information minister and foreign minister to look into the matter and devise a strategy to defuse the ongoing political tension.
The committee – which includes Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry and State Minsiter for Interior Shehryar Afridi – has been tasked to devise strategies in the wake of any untoward incident in the country.
Prime Minister Imran Khan, during the federal cabinet meeting, issued instructions to governors of all four provinces and party leaders to play their role in resolving the crisis. He also directed ministers to expedite contacts with religious leaders for earliest resolution of the matter.
“We cannot allow anyone to do politics on sensitive issues,” the PM told the meeting. He called upon the ministers to also take into confidence other parliamentary leaders to maintain peace across the country.
During his address to the nation on Wednesday, the prime minister had delivered a forceful call for Pakistanis to respect the verdict which sparked protests across the country.
“They are inciting you for their own political gain, you should not get trapped by them for the sake of the country, they are doing no service to Islam,” he said.
“We will protect people s properties and lives, we will not allow any sabotage, we will not allow any traffic to be stopped,” he added.