NEW YORK: Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal has said democracy and economy are strengthening in Pakistan, ARY News reported.
Addressing PML-N workers here on Sunday, he said the enemies of Pakistan’s development and stability exited the world over.
While stressing the need for harmony among institutions, the Minister said internal stability was indispensable for the growth of the country.
He said India was hatching conspiracies on every level to hurt Pakistan. He emphasized Pakistan needed cohesion to trounce the threats the country is facing.
Slamming the opponents, Iqbal said inept politicians are pushing the country into anarchy.
The Interior Minister has been at the center of a controversy surrounding his statement asking the Pakistan military’s spokesperson not to comment on the economy.
On Friday, he had advised Major General Asif Ghafoor to refrain from commenting on the economy, which triggered strong reaction from the opposition parties.
Among other critics, Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Syed Khurshid Shah took Iqbal to task over his statement, saying every citizen has the right to speak about the economy.
Defending his statement a day earlier, the Minister said criticism of Gen Ghafoor’s statement on the economy was not confrontational, but only meant to point out that every institutions has its jurisdiction.