Punjab PPP president Mian Manzoor Wattoo has appreciated the stance of Bilawal Bhutto for urging the political leadership to shun their political differences and support the soldiers who are fighting the war against terrorists.
In a statement issued on Sunday, Manzoor Wattoo said it was the time for politicians to prioritise their strategy and defeat the worst enemy which was in the shape of extremism and terrorism posing threat to the country. Mian Manzoor Wattoo rejected widespread arrests of the PAT workers by the government, adding there was no justification for such an action because peaceful protest was the moral, political and constitutional right in a democratic dispensation.
He called upon the Punjab government to release the PAT workers and desist from using coercive methods to subvert the normal political activity within the ambit of the constitution.
He maintained that the PAT workers were known for their adherence to discipline, therefore, they would not take law into their hands. The pre-emptive arrests will only make things difficult for the government and therefore should not be acted upon, he observed.