Enough is enough, now the government and the contesting parties should back off and let the sanity overtake their self-defeating brinkmanship, said Mian Manzoor Ahmed Wattoo, President Punjab PPP in a statement issued from here.
He appealed to both the parties to show mercy to the nation and let them take a sigh of relief that had been on the tenterhooks for the last many days.
He called upon the Government and the PTI and PAT to listen to the rest of the political leadership of the country and create space for hammering out a mutually agreed formula to break the deadlock for the sake of democracy, constitution and rule of law.
He maintained that no doubt the delay on the part of the government to read the gravity of the situation correctly and of taking action had led to the problematic political situation the country was confronted with.
Mian Manzoor Ahmed Wattoo said that the bigger responsibility was on the shoulders of the government of taking appropriate steps like accepting the demands of the PTI urgently to save the country from plunging into anarchy.
He recalled that PML(N) entered the Red Zone and ransacked the Supreme Court adding lawyers and other political parties also entered the Zone but not like PML(N)
He maintained that Pakistan army was fighting the war of survival of the country adding how naïve and regretful that a section of political parties were getting to each other’s hair at a time when they should be uniting the nation instead of dividing it as national security was at stake.
He referred to the advice of Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari last month in which he appealed to the political parties of all spectrums to shun their political differences for the time being and support the armed forces’ operation in FATA whole heartedly because terrorism posed the biggest threat to the security and independence of the people of this country.
He also urged the rest of the political leadership to give strong message urgently to the warring parties in no uncertain terms that their egoism would not be allowed to run down the constitution and the democracy come what may. Constitution, democracy and rule of law cannot be sacrificed at the altar of their strong likes or dislikes, he observed.