RAWALPINDI, Feb 04 (Online): Interior minister Sheikh Rashid has said he hopes Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) will not go beyond long march and no trust move.
“ I hope PDM will not go beyond long march and no trust move. Heaven will not fall due to resignations. However democratic unrest will spread” he said this while addressing a press conference here Thursday.
He went on to say PDM ire has much subsided. Governments do not go home due to movements. We staged Dharna for 120 days but government did not go.
“Whosoever are speaking they will resign they should mull over their decision. No change will come due to resignations. Government has completed 3 years and only one year is left. In the fourth year election activities start, he remarked.
Citing to holding Senate polls through open balloting interior minister said opposition should take part in it. Such opportunities do not come daily. The politicians who miss the chance repent over it. The two parties should respect charter of democracy for holding election through open balloting.
He disclosed Senate polls will take place in the month of March . These elections will strengthen the democracy.
He underlined if Maulana Fazlur Rehman takes part in Senate polls then his ire will abate.
He pointed out that both PPP and PML-N agreed and signed on open balloting in charter of democracy but now they have backtracked.
He held this is the senate where there were 64 votes and they decreased within a few moments.
Interior minister said PM desires no purchase and sale takes place in Senate polls. Opposition should take place in Senate polls through open balloting. Whosoever has to contest the polls he is in market, he added.
He stated that entering into blind alley is not politics. The dialogue is the best option in the politics. We are not giving tough time to opposition. We will do what they do. Political dialogue have to be made. Democracy gains strength from political dialogue. Dialogue is second name of democracy. Those who pursue path of violence they block the way to dialogue. They lay dynamite on the way.
“I have no contacts with PPP. Whatever decision is made by PDM today, I will give its reply tomorrow outside Lall Haveli.
Responding to a question about Fazlur Rehman he said whatever he has been saying about him but I will mention his name with respect. I will not let the respect of ulema go out of my hands. It is my desire that Maulana Fazlur Rehman should participate in Senate polls so that democracy grows robust.
He said prices have declined today and the economy has taken turn around.
He remarked Imran Khan has fought the case of Kashmir ideally. Lal Haveli is linked to Lall Chowk. The pictures of Sheikh Rashid are put to display in Srinagar.
Modi is subjecting the Kashmiris to brutalities and is making failed attempt to convert the majority into minority, he said. We have to liberate Kashmir.
Even US and Uk have not as much robust media as Pakistan has , he said adding 40 channels are running here.