ISLAMABAD: Federal Information and Broadcasting Minister Fawad Chowdhury said on Tuesday that the foundation of Pakistan Justice Movement (PTI) politics is democracy.
In a tweet, Fawad Chaudhry said the PTI respected public opinion and clarified that the party did not want a confrontation with the planned Islamabad rally.
Responding to PML-Q’s Chaudhry Shujaat’s request to cancel public gatherings of the government and the opposition, Fawad said the head of PML-Q is an honorable man and Prime Minister Imran Khan has always respected him.
The minister said that if the opposition wanted to hold peaceful rallies, the government would welcome them and provide various facilities.
Earlier, Chowdhury Shujat urged all political parties to cancel planned public rallies in the national interest.
In a statement, Chaudhry Shujat said Pakistan cannot afford such violence under the current circumstances.
He added that poor people in the country, affected by inflation, are uneasy about public gatherings and the politics of numbers.
Notably, Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) head and Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) chairman Maulana Fazlur Rehman on Monday called on the nation to march towards the federal capital on March 23 in a long march against the government.
We will hold a historic rally from the gates of the parliament building to Shahra-e-Dastoor, through which members of parliament will be given safe passage to the House of Representatives for parliamentary sessions, the PDM chief said.
On the other hand, Federal Minister of Planning and Development Assad Omar announced on Monday that the Pakistan Justice Movement (PTI) will hold a historic rally in the federal capital D-Chowk on March 27.
Prime Minister Imran Khan has decided to hold a historic public rally, Assad Omar said in a tweet.
The minister said the world will witness how the nation of Pakistan stands with their captain in defending its freedom and sovereignty.