Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Vice President and former foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Sunday slammed the incumbent government, urging the PML-N-led coalition to fulfil its wish to investigate cypher.

Addressing a press conference outside his residence, Shah Mahmood Qureshi said as the federal cabinet handed the responsibility of investigating the cypher to the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA), it has been proved that PTI’s opinion on the matter of cypher was correct. As of yesterday, the government was under increasing pressure. "We [PTI] did not take any step that tarnishes the national interest," the PTI stalwart added.

While vowing that PTI is prepared to fight the incumbent government on legal grounds, Shah Mahmood said that the next few days will be crucial. "We were not involved in wrongdoing, so we are prepared to account," said the PTI leader.

While claiming that Imran Khan had indicated a call for the Long March at any time, the former federal minister stated that Imran’s call would be aimed at deposing the incumbent government.

"To hurt, the relations with any country was not in our interest. Our objective was not to take the name of any country," said Qureshi. He posed the question to Shehbaz-led coalition government and asked it [government] to tell how the cyber went on to miss. Imran Khan had summoned the meeting of the NSC, during which the acceptance of intervention was confirmed, he added.