Govt cannot allow anyone to hatch conspiracy on pretext of protest: Kirmani

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ISLAMABAD, Oct 23 (APP): Special Assistant to Prime Minister for Political Affairs Dr Asif Kirmani Sunday said PTI had the right to protest but the government could not allow anyone to hatch conspiracy against the country on the pretext of holding protest.

Speaking to a private TV channel, he said the government was responsible to protect lives and properties of citizens and there would be no compromise over it.

He said PTI did not have trust on institutions of the country rather Imran Khan consider himself above the law.

Dr. Kirmani said the PTI’s petition against the Prime Minister was being taken up by the Supreme Court and the government would accept decision of the apex court.

He said despite the fact that name of the Prime Minister was not mentioned in Panama Papers, he presented himself for accountability.
He said the government was ready for accountability but it wanted that all others whose names were mentioned in the Panama Papers should also be held accountable as nobody was above the law.

Imran Khan had admitted that he owned an offshore company and
his companions also owned companies and got waived off loans; they should also present themselves for accountability, he added.

He said the government wanted to resolve the matter of Terms
of Reference (ToR) for Panama Papers and demonstrated flexibility but the opposition parties insisted for person specific ToR.

He said the agenda of the PML N government was development
and progress while PTI wanted chaos and destruction in the country.