Federal Information Minister Pervaiz Rashid has said that national institutions are standing with those who talk with reason, saying that the prime minister himself visited senior anchorperson Hamid Mir in the hospital to enquire about his health. He said that there is complete harmony among the institutions.
While talking to media here on Tuesday, Federal Information Minister Pervaiz Rashid said “We should see with whom the civil society, politicians and the government are standing. They are standing with those who talk with reason and not with those who use arms,”
During his talk with the media, the information minister also dispelled the impression of tension between the government and the military.
He said that all state institutions are playing their role under the parameters set by the constitution due to which, he said, no institution opposed any matter on the national agenda in the last five years.
The information minister said that all the institutions are united for national agenda.
He said that there is no place for contradiction within the institutions. He said all the institutions are working within their constitutional limits and are united for national agenda.
The information minister said that logical approach should be adopted regarding attack on Hamid Mir while some circles were presenting negative picture of the incident.
Pervaiz Rashid said that talks with Taliban were heading in right direction but those trying to impose their agenda through arms would be resisted. He said that dialogue and tolerance should be promoted and difference of opinion should be acceptable.
The minister said that the government has demanded TTP to release Vice Chancellor .the minister said. Responding to a question regarding Musharraf’s visit to Karachi, the minister said the movement of any citizen from one city to another does not matter as rule of law is supreme everywhere including Karachi and Islamabad.
On another question regarding Manzoor Wassan’s dreams, the Information Minister said he could not comment as Wassan’s dreams have also been discussed several times in past
To another query regarding peace talks, the minister replied that deadlock in talks with the Taliban is part of the negotiation process. Negotiations are moving forward, he added.