Use of force not solution, Imran on operation against Faizabad sit-in

Following the government crackdown on the Faizabad protesters and the subsequent breakout of violence, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chief Imran Khan said on Saturday that the country was burning and the state appeared to be losing its writ.
“Use of force won’t solve any problem,” he added. The PTI chief also appealed to the Tehreek-e-Labbaik protesters to remain peaceful.
Imran said Khatme Nabuwat was an integral part of the Muslims’ faith and the incompetent manner in which government handled the issue showed that it was losing its writ.
He criticised the government for not taking timely action against those found guilty in the report prepared by a committee led by Senator Raja Zafarul Haq to investigate the controversial amendments to election laws.
“The government’s hesitation in making the report public arose suspicions,” he added.
The PTI chief said the government was so focused on trying to save one individual, former PM Nawaz Sharif, that it was ignoring other issues.
“That’s why I have been calling for early elections and I reiterate my demand.”
The Islamabad police, aided by the Frontier Constabulary and Rangers, Saturday morning launched a crackdown on religious protesters camping at Faizabad intersection in Islamabad since November 8.
As soon as the news of the action against Tehreek-e-Labbaik protesters spread, protests broke out all across the country.