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Islamabad sit-in: Govt has lost its writ: Khursheed Shah

Leader of the Opposition in National Assembly Khursheed Shah said on Monday that prolonged Faizabad sit-in indicates that the government has lost its writ in the country.
Speaking to journalists, Shah said that it is regrettable to see that few people have sealed Islamabad causing distress to millions of people living and commuting to the capital city.
As many as two million people live in Islamabad, people all over the world visit it,” he said. “If the government doesn’t want to take action against the protestors it should quit. The sit-in shows government weak and indicates the end of its writ.”
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Responding to a question, he said that former prime minister Nawaz Sharif should follow the constitutional way which is to respect the decisions of the court.
He said that it was Nawaz-government, not judiciary which allowed former president General (rtd) Pervaiz Musharraf to leave the country.
“Nawaz should ask about Musharraf from his then interior minister,” he said.
Shah said that in the country’s 70-year history, Pakistan Peoples Party completed its five-year tenure.
“We want Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz-government to complete its tenure,” he said.
The PPP leader said that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s demand for early elections is ‘unnecessary’.