Interior Minister Chaudhary Nisar Ali Khan said Friday that Pakistan was going through a crucial phase at the moment.
Speaking in the National Assembly, Nisar said one of the protesting groups had adopted the same protest method in Islamabad couple of years ago inducting children and women in their protest. How police could take action if children and women are put on a front-line in a demonstration, he asked.
He said forceful resignation of the prime minister is out of question. If rigging allegations are proved against any government, then it can’t stay in a power.
Those claiming to be one million in strength are actually in 10,000 in numbers, he said while indicating about protesters gathered in Islamabad on call of Imran Khan and Dr. Tahirul Qadri.
Nisar said PAT, unlike PTI, is not a political party and their demands were also unconstitutional. We were of the view that PAT demands should not be accepted, but the prime minister opposed the move and both the protesting parties were allowed to march on capital.
He said respecting democratic right of protesters, the government had exercised maximum restraint. Currently 2,500 women are sitting at a protest, around 200 minor children outside parliament house.