Inaptness and lassitude of the government along with political extremism of PAT and PTI have brought the political situation at this pass that was wrought with dangers to democracy, constitution and the rule of law, said Tanvir Ashraf Kaira, Secretary General PPP Punjab in a statement issued from here today .
He regretted that the government failed to read the gravity of the deteriorating situation adding its inordinate delay to handle it with political sagacity had led to the political crisis to a dangerous level.
He maintained that the recent panicky steps taken by the government to control the worsening political situation had further accentuated the already problematic political state affairs in the country.,
He said that our heads hang in shame as the entire international watched on the TV screens the infighting of the political parties that had no iota of democratic politics but exemplified the petty politics in its worst form.
He recalled that the PPP previous democratic government followed the policy of reconciliation and accommodation towards the other political parties and always took them into confidence on matters of national importance.
He maintained that the PPP completed its constitutional tenure of five years despite the fact that it was a coalition government and the sword of no- confidence had been hanging all the times.
He appreciated the political maturity of the former President Asif Ali Zardari and the former Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani who succeeded in keeping the threat at bay. It was mainly due to the policy of engaging the political parties of all spectrums on public policy matters with a view to seek their consultations and also their support, he added.
He said that almost all the amendments in the constitution and the bills tabled in the Parliament during that period were supported by all the members of the Treasury and Opposition benches. That was functioning democracy in the real sense of the word, he opined.