ISPR shouldn’t have replied so abruptly over Saad Rafique’s statement: Khursheed Shah


LAHORE, Pakistan: The Opposition Leader in National Assembly Syed Khursheed Shah on Friday said he didn’t find anything wrong in statement of Railways Minister Khawaja Saad Rafique, and added ISPR shouldn’t have replied so abruptly.

On Thursday in a media briefing in Rawalpindi, the Director General Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major General Asif Ghafoor termed a recent statement of Saad Rafique about Pakistan army unwarranted and irresponsible.

“I have listened Saad Rafique’s statement and found nothing wrong in it,” Khursheed Shah said while talking to media in Lahore today.

In response to director general ISPR’s statement, Saad Rafique last night said he was disheartened by such remarks. He said he didn’t give any irresponsible statement, and the way his statement had been projected was unfortunate.

Khursheed Shah further said Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) wanted the continuation of democracy and timely elections in the Country; however, he added, the government seemed scared of the coming time.

The PPP leader said the recent sit-ins gave dangerous message to the World, and his party was always against such sit-ins. He said it was discretion of parties to hold protests and sit-ins but these shouldn’t have disrupted the life of common man.

The Opposition Leader said PPP had been in favor of Federally Administrated Tribal Areas’ (FATA) merger with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa since day first.

The PPP Co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari along with other party leaders is scheduled to meet the Chief of Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri in Lahore today for the second time in last couple of weeks.

Talking about the meeting with Dr Tahir-ul-Qadir, Khursheed Shah said they have had meetings with the PAT Chief earlier a well, and there was nothing new in it.

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