Nisar hails PTI’s protest postponement decision


Terms decision victory of people, Pakistan

Sophia Siddiqui

Islamabad—While hailing Pakistan Tehreek-e Insaf’s decision to postpone its planned protest in the capital on November 2 describing a victory for Pakistan.
“The development doesn’t mean a victory or defeat for anyone. If it is a victory, it is the victory of the people,” Nisar said while addressing a press conference in Islamabad on Tuesday.
“I call it Pakistan’s victory because Pakistan’s victory is in peace, democracy, rule of law and trust in our institutions.”
Chaudhry Nisar further said that he values whatever PTI chairman said in his speech and will welcome it. Nisar apologised to the “political workers who faced problems due to the blockading of roads.”
“China, Turkey and Iran showed concern over political instability in the country. This will be a positive message – that the nation stands together instead of being divided.
Although our differences will remain, we will continue to protest and champion our differences but will not allow an environment of anarchy or torture to persevere,” he said.
Praising the country’s courts for their decisions regarding the protest, Nisar paid praised Islamabad High Court and Lahore High Court “for maintaining law and order”. “The courts in the country gave impartial orders which are laudable.”
Nisar also appreciated the Punjab Police for maintaining peace in the province.
“The government saved the capital city from turning into a battleground in the interest of people,” he said. “The postponement of the sit-in will send a good message to the international community as Turkish president is also willing to visit Pakistan,” the minister added.
The interior minister announced to improve the payment and service structure of the Frontier Constabulary personnel in an attempt to bolster security.
“Their salary will be at par with Islamabad Police… a 50 per cent increase will be made immediately,” he said.

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