Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Senator Pervaiz Rashid on Sunday said PML-N would not be a party to any move against the constitution and the law. He said that there is contradiction in statements of PPP leaders.
In reference to the statement of former prime minister Yusuf Raza Gilani regarding a deal with Musharraf, Pervaiz Rashid said that the PPP leaders were divided over the issue regarding a deal with Musharra; while Musharraf himself has denied making any deal.
Talking to the media after a function at local college, federal information minister said that statements by PPP leaders regarding giving a safe exit to Musharraf were contradictory, while the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) has already made its stance on the issue clear and, therefore, the debate on the issue should wrap up now, he suggested.
Responding to a question, Pervaiz Rashid said the terrorists had taken the people of Waziristan hostage in their houses for the last 13/14 years, but the government will not rest until they were rehabilitated back in their houses free from the terrorists.
The information minister said no government was ever miserly in meeting the defence needs of the country and added the people always make sacrifices for meeting defence needs.
Replying to another question, Pervaiz Rashid said he loves media and added that a powerful and independent media was essential for democracy. He said Geo was punished by PEMRA, they suffered the punishment and this matter should also end now. Pervez Rashid said that those talking about revolution were trying to fail Zarb-e-Azb operation.
Rashid reiterated that PML-N had no link with the safe exit deal for Musharraf, adding that the party will not become part of any unconstitutional step.
He said Pervez Musharraf had himself rejected the claims made by PPP leader Gilani. Referring to the statement of Shah Mahmood Qureshi, saying that he feared of another Model Town tragedy if the long march was stopped, Rashid questioned the PTI vice-chairman as to how he knows everything beforehand?
He said there is contradiction in statements of Qamar Zaman Kaira, Jehangir Badar, Farhatullah Babar and Yousuf Raza Gilani. He said that the stance of PML-N regarding Musharraf is clear that PML-N never become and would become part of any unconstitutional thing. He said there is no mention of PML-N in the report of US newspaper regarding deal with Musharraf. He said Parvez Musharraf himself has denied any agreement. He said the whole debate should end know.
Rashid welcomed the protest of Mehmoodur Rashid outside the Nandi Power Project, adding that the project has been completed in seven months and would start generation soon. He said that the machinery which was present at ports from past seven years has been installed in seven months. This is the bright picture of the project.
He said the PEMRA has awarded punishment to Geo and fined it now this matter is over we should move forward now. He said a powerful, independent and vibrant media is necessary for democracy of the country.
He said that the foreign office has launched protest over cross border terrorist attack in Pakistan with Afghanistan in Kabul and Islamabad.
He said that the bretehrn of Waziristan were made hostage from past 13 years. He said that the IDPs would soon go back in their homes.
He said that the stance of Pakistan regarding Israeli attack on Palestine is clear, adding that Pakistan raises voice against any atrocity in world.
He said that the masses of country always render sacrifice for fulfilling the defence needs of the country, adding that no one should be cared about the defence budget of the country the government will provide all resources for defence of country.
He said that Tahirul Qadri had nominated prime minister, chief minister and federal ministers prior to the model town tragedy, adding
that now Shah Mehmood Qureshi has started giving names prior to carnage on 14th August. Parvez Rashid said the person who carries out some act known prior to incident about the happening.
He said that load shedding is being carried out in whole country, adding that there is shortage of electricity in country, adding that the PML-N has started more power projects during past one year as compare to 60 years history of the country. He said installed capacity of electricity in country is 20 to 21 thousand megawatt, adding that the generation capacity is at 16 to 17 thousand megawatt. He said that the transmit capacity of the country is at 13000 megawatt, adding that the transmission lines do not accept the more burden. He said that the lines started to trip. He said during past eight to 10 years Musharraf and PPP government did nothing for installment of new transmission lines, adding that the PML-N government has started installing transmission lines. He said that in central Asian states the surplus electricity is available, they wants to sell electricity to Pakistan Khawaja Asif is holding dialogues and Nawaz Sharif is overseeing the matter. He said Pakistan will install plants of cheap electricity and will import electricity from Iran and Central Asian States.
He said there is mind sent which has diverted the attention of college students towards suicide bombers there is need to change this mindset.
He said at the one side operation is going on and on the other hand Qadri is announcing revolution, adding who is trying to fail this operation. He said it should be told that the people who are providing resources for the operation are trying to fail the operation or the people who are announcing revolution and rebellion are trying to fail the operation. He said that the law will take its course on the time of need.
Earlier, addressing the ceremony, he underlined the need for promotion of modern and moderate education and education institutions.