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Tuesday June 18, 2024

Campaign against country’s integrity intolerable: Aqeel Malik

Comparision of the current political circumstances with the situation in 1971 is enmity with the country

By APP
May 30, 2024
Government spokesman on legal affairs, Barrister Aqeel Malik seen in the National Assembly in this undated image.— Instagram@barristeraqeelmalik/file
Government spokesman on legal affairs, Barrister Aqeel Malik seen in the National Assembly in this undated image.— Instagram@barristeraqeelmalik/file

ISLAMABAD: The government spokesman on legal affairs, Barrister Aqeel Malik, on Wednesday said that statements against the integrity of the country by a certain political group are highly condemnable and intolerable acts.

Comparision of the current political circumstances with the situation in 1971 is enmity with the country, he said, adding the government would take legal action against those who are part of such campaign.

Addressing a press conference along with Member National Assembly (MNA) Barrister Danyal Chaudhry, Malik said that the political group was using all tactics for political benefit and to come into power again, which was hurting the people of Pakistan. Barrister Aqeel Malik said the tweet on X handle was made with the consent of PTI founder. The spokesman said the PTI founder should share his government’s performance as he has been in power for eleven years in KP and three and a half years in the Federation. He said if the PTI founder was comparing himself to Sheikh Mujeeb, then he should also tell who was funding the latter in 1971.

Danyal said the government wouldn’t tolerate such false and negative propaganda against the integrity of the country. The PTI founder was inciting people for his political gains, he said. He also condemned the torture of Khawar Manika in court by PTI activists and declared it a sad incident.

Barrister Danyal said that political differences were part of politics, but he never witnessed such a campaign. He said the government and state institutions were on the same page for the development of the country.