KARACHI: Senator Rehman Malik, who is on the opposition parties’ last-resort mediation committee, Saturday said ’ego trips’ were taking a toll on their efforts to broker consensus between the government and the protesting parties.
“I appeal to Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, Pakistan Awami Tehreek, and the government leaders to leave their egotism behind and take the country ahead from this point. It was time these stakeholders called it quits”, said he talking to media here.
Malik stressed the political blame-game should also have to come to an end to make the conciliatory efforts of this ‘Political Jirga’ (committee of opposition politicians) a success.
Calling them a wasteful burden on the national exchequer, Malik took an very strong exception to the almost a month long protest sit-ins the federal capital’s ‘Red Zone.’
“These prolonged agitation movements have already caused losses worth billions to the national economy. They must be called off as soon as possibe”, said he.
Malik sounded absolutely unequivocal when he said that though they were moving heaven and earth not to disappoint the nation, but a breakthrough was something that he would not like anyone to expect in the given circumstances.