ISLAMABAD, Nov 8 (APP): Minister for Information, Broadcasting and
National Heritage Pervaiz Rashid Sunday said the participation of Pakistan
Tehreek -e -Insaf (PTI) in Speaker’s elections had proved their acceptance of NA-122 results.
Talking to a private TV channel he said, the government of Pakistan
Muslim League- Nawaz (PML-N) wanted to go ahead for serving the country in
collaboration with others political parties but unfortunately a peculiar mind set was using abusive language and leveling baseless allegations against their opponents as opposition.
Such mindset did not let the process of reconciliation succeed which
harmed the country’s interest badly, he added.
The minister said, Sardar Ayaz Sadiq as consensus candidate of almost all parliamentary parties would secure maximum votes.
Sardar Ayaz Sadiq had run National Assembly with dignity and impartiality in his last tenure, that is why he is being elected again as Speaker.
Pervaiz said that Ayaz Sadiq had not accepted the resignation of those who used abusive language adding the former speaker dealt the matter of resignations of PTI and MQM legislators in a democratic and lawful way.
He said, it was widely considered that Ayaz Sadiq would be elected the
speaker National Assembly with thumping majority.
Winning elections in NA 122 was moral and democratic victory of the former speaker, he added.
The Minister said contesting the election of speaker was a democratic
right of PTI’s candidate Shafqat Mehmood.
The ruling party had accepted the mandate of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf
(PTI) in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa with open heart and other political parties’ in
Sindh and Balochistan. PML-N did not create any hurdle during process to form provincial governments, he added.
Pervaiz said, the leadership of PML-N had decided to respect the mandate of other parties in various provinces after elections 2013.
He urged the political parties to forget their petty issues, shun
politics of confrontation as reconciliation was not possible in such an
Responding to a question he said a peculiar mind set was using abusive language and leveling baseless allegations against their opponents as opposition and termed positive attitude as politics of ` Muk Muka’.