The administration stated on Saturday that conversation and threats cannot coexist in response to Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan’s invitation to negotiations.
Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah, Federal Minister for Railways Khawaja Saad Rafique, PML-N leader Malik Ahmad Khan, and Attaullah Tarar addressed the media at the party headquarters in Model Town following a meeting of the party in Lahore. The PTI head, according to the minister of railways, threatened to dissolve the assembly after talking about conditional discussions, and threats, abuse, and negotiations cannot coexist.
The minister said that because of the coalition structure of the present federal administration, any decision will be made after consulting with other allies.
Rafique continued by saying that the coalition government will reject an offer for a conditional discussion and that the government’s allies have doubts about engaging in talks with the PTI and providing them with a chance to save face.
General elections would be held on schedule, the top PML-N leader continued, adding the current administration is “not frightened of elections.” He continued by saying that assemblies are established to pass laws, not be destroyed.
Rafique stressed that for the nation’s economy to revive, political stability is necessary.