Talking to media here, the minister claimed that Pakistan’s economic progress was being hailed across the world before the protests in Islamabad began.
He said that the first information report (FIR) of Model Town tragedy had been registered.
Iqbal informed that no talks were held with the PAT and PTI over resignation of the prime minister so far.
He said another phase of talks with Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) would begin on Friday. “PAT has said their draft for demands will be prepared by Friday,” he told.
It takes, he said, at least two-and-a-half-year to repair the ill economy. He said opposition played its role in dialogues with the protesting forces.
The minister told that the government had proposed formation an institution named National Reforms Council to address the demands of protesters.