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Ahsan Iqbal hopeful about Islamabad sit-ins to end soon

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Planning and Development, Ahsan Iqbal has said that now that an FIR of Model Town incident has been registered as demanded by Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) and the members of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) have also come on the floor of the assembly today, it is hoped that these parties will soon end their sit-ins in Islamabad, ARY News reported.

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Addressing a press conference on Wednesday, Ahsan Iqbal alleged that PTI sold out its tickets, due to which it lost the elections. He inquired how a party can improve the country, when it cannot eliminate its own mistakes.

Iqbal criticized that today the PTI members presented their stance at the parliament, which was labeled illegal and unconstitutional.

The minister said now that an FIR of the Model Town incident has been registered and PTI has also come back to the parliament, it is hoped that these sit-ins will soon be ended. He urged that the visit of the Chinese President should not be affected and if it is spoiled, then it will be understood that someone has instructed these parties to sabotage the visit.

Ahsan Iqbal also paid a tribute to the workers of PMLN, saying that they demonstrated utmost patience though the opponents tried to incite violence, by speaking ill about the PMLN leadership. He regretted the use of foul language by the PTI and PAT leadership.

The PMLN minister said the provocative speeches delivered Dr Tahirul Qadri reminded him of the sayings of Hitler and Mussolini, however he warned that PMLN is not an NGO and millions of people are affiliated with it countrywide.

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Ahsan Iqbal hopeful about Islamabad sit-ins to end soon

by Kashif Imran