ISLAMABAD, Oct 24 (APP): Prime Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif on Monday condemned raising of slogans by certain participants against the state institutions in a conference held in Lahore on Sunday and stressed upon display of more responsibility at the public level.
The prime minister said that under the constitution, the coalition government and his party, PML-N were determined to ensure the freedom of expression of every citizen.
The government itself provided such forums to the citizens to express their views and difference of opinion over the issues of public importance, PM Office Media Wing in a press release quoted the prime minister as saying.
The prime minister regretted the use of such forums for the political purposes and targeting of the state institutions especially the armed forces, adding the officers and Jawans of the armed forces had been sacrificing their lives for the protection of the country and securing it against all internal and external threats.
He assured the nation that they would ensure the basic right of the freedom of expression and said that he condemned the unnecessary slogans raised against the state institutions.