PML-N leadership puts country on path of development: Ahsan

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Interior Ahsan Iqbal Saturday said Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) government had put the country on the path of development and history would prove that its leadership was punished for starting China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project and improving the national economy.

Talking to a private news channel, the minister said the government had ended energy crisis, reduced terrorism, improved national economy, overcome power load-shedding and restored peace across the country including Karachi.

He said political stability was essential for the stability of any country, adding some elements were trying to derail the democratic system from the country and Imran Khan was playing a role of puppet for the purpose since 2014.

Ahsan Iqbal said Imran Khan did not have any experience regarding managing affairs of the government. Even he had no experience to run a office or institution, but clamming that he would bring change in the country, he added.

He said all the political parties should show unity at this time because it was need of the hour.

The minister said some people were trying to create hurdles in the Senate elections and we were receiving some signals that unrest would be created in the country before the elections.

He said there was no option for holding the general elections before the time and the government would complete its constitutional tenure.

He said we request the peer of Sialvi Shareef and chief of Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) Allama Tahir-ul-Qadri that they should avoid any sit-in and work for strengthening the country.

Replying to a question, he said US president Donald Trump’s tweet had suddenly changed the relations Pakistan and United States (US) as his statement insulted the people of Pakistan.

The US had failed in Afghanistan but it was blaming Pakistan for its failure which was totally unfair. Pakistan had been bearing the burden of 35 lakh Afghan refugees since more than three decades after Afghan war against Soviet Union.

To another query, he said Pakistani armed forces were fully capable of responding to any external threat and hopped that the US would not take any step for destroying peace of South Asia.

The US had a lot of contradictions in its policies and trying to make Pakistan as a scape goat. he said.