TLP march: Use of force to land govt in deep trouble

By: News Desk
Published: 05:31 AM, 30 Oct, 2021
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Without ruling out the possibility of talks with the defunct TLP, the government hinted at going for stern action to establish its writ, senior journalists and analysts remarked.

Containers have been placed and ditches have been dug to restrain the rally of TLP from moving ahead, observed Salim Bokhari, Iftikhar Ahmed, PJ Mir and Javed Iqbal during 24NewsHD TV channel – DNA.

Iftikhar Ahmed questioned how long the government would keep doors for dialogue open. Salim Bokhari said that the statements of the ministers have been counterproductive and the situation would spin out of control if the force is used and the mob gets angry.

Javed Iqbal said that the steps taken by the government show their political immaturity, they are unable to understand the depth of the problem and are also confused. TLP workers have nothing to lose.

PJ Mir said that Prime Minister Imran openly tells the world that we are against all forms of terrorism and extremism but is also negotiating and reaching agreements with extremists. 

A World Bank report stating there will be more inflation in Pakistan in the coming days also came under discussion.

Iftikhar Ahmed said that the government is once again preparing to increase the price of electricity and petrol. Inflation has already made the lives of the people miserable, he added. On which Javed Iqbal took a Rs100 note and asked what can be bought and Iftikhar Ahmed said it is one even price of not contain one kg of milk. 

One time food and expenses cannot be met, Salim Bukhari said that even a thousand rupees do not meet the expenses. Javed Iqbal said that the government has changed many finance ministers to fix the economy but it is useless. 

They also deliberated about former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s return in December.  Salim Bokhari said that this was possible only if the cases against him were withdrawn.

Salim Bokhari said Nawaz Sharif will return home if an early election is announced. Iftikhar Ahmed said December is very close and questioned if all cases were closed.