ISLAMABAD- Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Vice Chairman Shah Mehmood Qureshi clarified the purpose of sit-in outside the Parliament. “We are not here to burn the House but to save it,” he declared. “It is our duty to protect the Parliament but what kind of parliament?” Shah Mehmood added, “There is a perception that there is a grand plan or a great script behind our protest, but PTI never was and never will be part of any great plan that will undermine the democracy and the Constitution of Pakistan.”
“To request the army to resolve political crisis was against the spirit of the Charter of Democracy,” he said while referring to the government’s request to the COAS General Raheel Sharif. Further, Qureshi criticized government’s handling of the crisis, adding that Islamabad was turned into Gaza as scores of people were killed and injured. Qureshi said that his party was ready to negotiate with the committee of opposition members, and only demanded transparent investigation of rigging in the last general election.