Maryam terms PTI’s lockdown call against state not PML-N

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ISLAMABAD, Oct 31 (APP): Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Maryam Aurangzeb Monday said PTI’s call to lockdown Islamabad was not against Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) rather  it was against the state.

Speaking in a PTV programme, she said that Islamabad High Court
had given detailed judgment on the matter while the Lahore High
Court had also given its observation.

She said that now the matter was between the PTI and the state as it was responsibly of the state to protect life and property of its citizens.

The minister said that it was stated in the decision that if fundamental rights of the residents of Islamabad were inflinched then the state had to take legal action to ensure it.

Maryam said the court in its decision had also stated to allocate a specific area to PTI for its protest plan and to exercise democratic right.

She said there was no panic among residents of Islamabad  on PTI’s protest call as the city was open and functional today except for some specific spots.

The minister said, after the court orders if any untowards incident happened its responsibility would rest on PTI, however the government was trying its best to avoid such a situation.

Maryam Aurangzeb said the PML-N, being a political party respected the judiciary and its orders and added law would take its course against the violators.

She said although Khyber Pakhtunkhwa was a unit of federation, its Chief Minister Pervez Khattak had been giving call for confrontation against the federal government, which did not show  political maturity.

To a question, she said the government would take all measures to protect workers who were on the roads on the call of the PTI leaders.