Minister for Aviation Khawaja Saad Rafique said on Thursday that Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) and other coalition parties, having solid footprints in all provinces, were political realities and could not be eliminated from political arena.
Responding to a Calling Attention Notice in Senate, he admitted that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) had a support base and it could not be ousted from political arena.
The political forces could not eliminate each other, he added. He said he was not in favour of “eliminating” any political party including the PTI.
The minister said a politician always maintained a working relationship with all political parties. And a leader who was not ready to hold negotiations with opponent politicians could not become a good politician, he added. The minister said the ruling coalition had not torn apart the so called same page (of PTI and powerful quarters). —NNI