Mian Manzoor Ahmed Wattoo has appealed to the politicians of all spectrum to save democracy now to evade the formation political alliances like MRD and GDA for the restoration of democracy, said Mian Manzoor Ahmed Wattoo while addressing a press conference here today after holding meeting of the office bearers of Rawalpindi Division.
The meeting was attended by Raja Imran Ashraf, Murtaza Sathei, Raja Shah Jehan and representatives of PYO and PSF.
He said that the present political situation as obtaining in the country is the test of the Pakistani politicians adding they not let democracy go down in the country.
He said that in dictatorship some politicians join the set up while overwhelming majority were left out due to their conviction in undiluted democracy For this they are subjected to by the wave of with hunting and history is witness to this pattern, he pointed out.
He observed that in dictatorship fundamental rights were suspended due to suspension of the constitution, no civil liberties. freedom of expression curtailed, independence of judiciary compromised and image of the country tarnished globally.
He urged the Prime Minister to accept the demands of PTI to the possible extent, reach out to Dr. Qadari to neutralize him adding politicians should accommodate and appreciate the opponents’ point of view and adopt democratic attitude. Big issues are solved at the negotiation table not in the battle fields, he maintained.
He reiterated that the government must not create hindrances in the way of Azadi marchers and instead extend them courtesy on their arrival in the capital,
Mian Manzoor Ahmed Wattoo suggested after that an invitation by the Prime Minister to Imran Khan should be extended to resolve the prevailing crisis and thus get the country out of the paralysis that had made the lives of the people miserable filled with anxiety.
To a question, he said that it was his personal view that the contesting parties should invite the former President Asef Ali Zardari for mediation because he was the most experienced politician because his political sagacity led the PPP coalition government to complete its constitutional term.
Responding to another question, Mian Manzoor Ahmed Wattoo maintained that the mishandling of the Punjab government during the removal of encroachments operation outside Dr, Qadari’s Lahore residence was largely responsible for the crisis situation in the country. They killed fourteen PAT workers and injured as many as ninety of them, he pointed out with deep anguish.
The mishandling will surely be synonymous to mistake of moments leading to sufferings on eternal basis, he observed.
Mian Manzoor Ahmed Wattoo made it abundantly clear that the Party would uphold at all cost the legacy of the its great leaders which was democracy, fundamental rights of the people, safeguarding the constitution, empowerment of the people, independence of judiciary and freedom of expression. Its stand in this regard was non- negotiable, he concluded.