Govt conducting dialogue with JUI-F in national interest: governor.


LAHORE -- Punjab Governor Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar on Thursday said that the government was holding talks with Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) in national interest, and not due to any pressure.

Talking to the media after participating in an anti-dengue awareness walk, organised by Social Welfare and Baitul Maal Department at Governor's House, he said that JUI-F chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman would also agree on the dialogue process. He said that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government had focused its attention on the Kashmir issue and the revival of national economy.

The protests and sit-ins at this time could damage the Kashmir issue and national interest; therefore, the opposition should understand that the country could not afford any damage to the Kashmir cause.

The governor said that the nation was united and committed to providing all support to Kashmiris against Indian atrocities and brutalities in occupied Kashmir. Therefore, the opposition should avoid politics of protests and sit-ins, he added.

To a question, Chaudhry Sarwar said that some people always criticised the government's policies without any logic to secure their political interests. And when the...

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