Pervaiz Khattak terms Azadi March an agenda to suppress Kashmir issue

Pervaiz Khattak, terms, Azadi March, agenda, suppress, Kashmir issue
19 Oct, 2019 7:03 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Defence Minister Pervaiz Khattak, head of the Dialogue Committee, has termed the Azadi March an agenda to suppress the Kashmir issue.

Addressing a press conference with Federal Minister for Education Shafqat Mahmood on Saturday, he said that the opposition will not hold talks with the government if it wants to please Indian PM Modi.

The minister said that the opposition will be held responsible of the talks failed. “There will be commotion if the opposition will not bring forth its demands,” he declared.

He said that the government will have to take action if the government writ was challenged. “The government will perform its duty. We will go to any extent for the country,” he said.

Pervaiz Khattak said that they are ready to give any kind of sacrifice for the interest of the country. “The prime minister’s resignation is impossible.”

He said that Maulana’s plan to use the seminary children is a matter of concern. “Fazalur Rahman is directly attacking the institutions. We are not afraid of the march or sit-in,” he said.

The minister said that there is no permission to form armed groups under the National Action Plan.

On October 18, the government had formed a seven-member committee headed by Defence Minister Pervaiz Khattak to hold talks with the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazal (JUI-F).

The other members include Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani, National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaisar, Federal Minister for Education Shafqat Mahmood, Minister for Religious Affairs Noorul Haq Qadri, Punjab Assembly Speaker Pervaiz Elahi and Asad Umar.

Talking to 92 News, Defence Minister Pervaiz Khattak said that the country cannot afford political anarchy. “The matters with the opposition will be resolved through dialogues and understanding,” he said.

He said that presently the country needs unity and solidarity. “There is need to unite on the Kashmir issue. All Kashmiris are looking towards Pakistan,” he maintained.

The minister said that the committee had been authorized to hold talks with the opposition. “The committee will hold talks with the opposition to avoid an political disruption,” he said.

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