ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leaders lashed out at the imported government for its policy of political victimization and revenge and said the PTI did not receive any formal invitation pertaining to participation of the imported Prime Minister-convened APC to discuss the alarming upsurge of terrorism in the country.
In a statement on Monday, PTI Senior Vice President Fawad Chaudhry and former NA speaker and PTI senior leader Asad Qaiser said that the PTI leaders would consult their participation in the APC once the party received a formal invitation in this regard.
Fawad Chaudhry said that they came to know about Shahbaz Sharif’s invitation to the PTI pertaining to the participation in the APC through media. He stated that the PTI did not receive any formal invitation in this regard hitherto.
Fawad Chaudhry said that after receiving a formal invitation, they would consult regarding participation of the party in the conference.
Reacting to the government’s invitation, Asad Qaiser said that the government representatives invited him to participate in the APC over the phone the other day, which, he said, was not a proper way of invitation to the conference.
Asad Qaiser said that they were cognizant of the fact that the country was suffering from serious crises and there was a dire need for unity at this juncture. However, he said that the government’s behavior was unconstitutional, which was main stumbling block in creating an environment of unity.
He made it clear that if the government was really serious in dealing with mounting problems, it had to change its attitude and had to demonstrate maturity to pull the country out of the prevailing quagmire.
Asad Qaiser went on to say that the PTI government rein in the terrorism in the country through a better strategy and established peace in the country. He said that the PTI always kept the interest of Pakistan supreme in its every policy due to which we got the desired results.
“We are ready to forget all our differences for peace, but the imported government needs to change its behavior first,” Asad Qaiser added.