Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Friday (June 7) while speaking to the media in Multan said that opposition should learn from past experiences and avoid doing politics of agitation.
Responding to a question about the opposition taking to the street after Eid, Qureshi said the opposition should not take any step against the country’s interest as protest demonstrations could harm economy and democracy. . “Who would be responsible in case of any loss of human life during the protest demonstrations”, he said.
“If the protests”, he said, “could help reduce inflation, then the opposition should go for that. The politics of agitation would not even be in their own interest.” Qureshi added, “They [opposition] needed to not ignore the reason behind the rising inflation, which was the result of ill-conceived policies of past governments. The incumbent government was inviting foreign investors and the opposition’s protest would affect foreign investment.”
He also said some elements are creating unrest in the tribal areas to fulfil some foreign agenda. ”Who brought peace in Waziristan? Who sacrificed their lives and eradicated the menace of terrorism from the area?” he asked.
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20 September, 2019