Political parties committed mistakes now they should forgive move forward: Gul Asghar Khan

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ISLAMABAD: In National Assembly on Thursday Gul Asghar Khan of the Istehkam-i-Pakistan Party (IPP) said in his speech all major political parties had committed mistakes in the past and, therefore, they should forgive each other and move forward.

The PTI’s Asif Khan said much is being talked about reconciliation, but first a conducive environment for talks must be created.

He said that reconciliation was the need of the hour and the political forces must work together in the national interest instead of indulging in mudslinging against each other.

He said even after the general election and by-elections, PTI was not being allowed to hold a rally anywhere in Punjab, and when such a request is made, its leaders down to the union council level are picked up and detained.

The controversy over the import of wheat continued to echo in the as lawmakers from both sides of the aisle slammed the government over the arrest of a large number of farmers’ leaders.

PPP’s Shazia Marri regretted that the raids and arrests had intensified a day after her party chairman spoke in the house against the ‘economic murder’ of farmers, and urged the government to accept their genuine demands. She called for bringing to an end the excesses against farmers.

Amir Dogar of the PTI said it was the first time in the country’s history that the government had refused to purchase wheat from farmers, which was highly condemnable. He refer­r­­ed to a convention organised by the gra­nd opposition in Faisalabad in support of farmers and said all kinds of protests will be staged aga­inst their economic strangulation. He assured the farmers that the PTI will not leave them in the lurch. “We will stand by the farmers,” he stressed.

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