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Chowks across country would be made Srinagar Chowk: Shah Mahmood

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Vice Chairman and former foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said on Tuesday that the majority in the incumbent government favours immediate elections. He also warned that if the situation remains the same then chowks across the country would be made Srinagar Chowk of Islamabad.

While conducting a press conference here in response to the arrests of PTI leaders made by police, he said that all such tactics were never successful, not even in the past.

He said that to protest peacefully is the party’s constitutional right and no one can challenge it.

“We demand immediate elections,” he added.

The former foreign minister also said that the commissioners and deputy commissioners in Punjab were transferred and new appointments have been taking place.

Shah Mahmood asserted that Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supremo Nawaz Sharif has been pressurizing Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif to vacate the top slot while Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) does not want this to happen.

While touching on the security situation after the announcement of the long march by PTI, the former foreign minister said that the government has been in a muddle and unable to take error-free moves.

He said that the government had announced not to obstruct the march meanwhile, on the other hand, the Punjab police has been directed to conduct raids at PTI leaders’ and workers’ residences.

Shah Mahmood underscored that the movement against the incumbent government has gone beyond PTI and people from all walks of life have joined hands for the cause.

Courtesy Bol News

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