PM Shehbaz says 'anarchists & arsonists' do not qualify for dialogue

PM Shehbaz says 'anarchists & arsonists' do not qualify for dialogue

Islamabad (Web Desk/Agencies): Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Tuesday said dialogue was a key to evolving democracy, however it could not be held with ‘anarchists and arsonists’ in the garb of politicians.

In a post on Twitter, the premier wrote that dialogue is deeply embedded in the political process, which helps democracy mature and evolve.

He said many political and constitutional breakthroughs occurred when political leaders sat across the table to craft a consensus.

“However, there is a major difference here, the anarchists and arsonists who wear the garb of politicians and attack the symbols of the State do not qualify for a dialogue,” PM Shehbaz said.

The prime minister emphasized that such people should rather be held to account for their militant actions.

PM Shehbaz also termed it a prevalent practice even in developed democracies.

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif’s statement comes after Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman and former premier Imran Khan on Friday appealed for immediate talks with state officials.