Minister for Information and Broadcasting Qamar Zaman Kaira has asked Tahirul Qadri not to add to the multiple challenges facing the country and adopt constitutional course to achieve his objectives.
He was addressing a news conference in Islamabad tonight. The minister expressed his surprise that the chief of Tehrik Minhajul Quran is expressing no-confidence in the parliament‚ election commission and the judiciary with his unconstitutional demands.
He said there is a clear procedure for the appointment of a caretaker prime minister and other institutions as demanded by Qadri cannot be included in the process.
He said a parliamentary party recommends name of the members of the election commission and by objecting to the members of the commission‚ Qadri is expressing no-confidence in the parliament.
The Information Minister categorically stated that the Government would not go for any unconstitutional course. He also expressed surprise over frequent change of stance and demands by Tahirul Qadri.
Qamar Zaman Kaira said Qadri made known three demands and is saying that four more demands would be unfolded in Islamabad. This means that he has launched protest march before announcing his charter of demands.
The Minister said if Tahirul Qadri wants to participate in political activities then he should first register his party with the Election Commission and then participate in the electoral process. If voted to power by the people he would be free to make changes in the system through parliament.
Replying to a question the Information Minister said no segment of the society would allow undemocratic or unconstitutional course. He said all institutions including those who have been intervening in the democratic process in the past have learnt lessons.
To a question‚ Qamar Zaman Kaira said PML (Q) leadership held meetings with Tahirul Qadri‚ government did not meet him. However‚ he said there is no obstacle for negotiations within the parameters of the constitution.
Answering a question‚ he said Assemblies will complete their tenure and after that elections will be held within sixty days and not in ninety days.