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PPP not in favour of banning political parties: Qamar Zaman Kaira



According to SAPM Qamar Zaman Kaira, the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) is opposed to any political party being outright banned. In an interview, Qamar Zaman Kaira asserted that eliminating political parties would not make the nation’s democracy more stable.

PPP continues to oppose the PTI ban on moral grounds. According to Kaira, the PML-N is free to impose a ban on PTI, but she added that “banning political parties is not the solution to the problem.” The PTI leader and former prime minister Imran Khan was accused of inciting “hate” as the root of the mayhem, according to the SAPM’s response to the mayhem on May 9.

Qamar Zaman Kaira said despite reservations of the coalition partners, PPP held a discussion with the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf on early elections and it was agreed upon to dissolve the assemblies after the presentation of the budget in July.

The negotiations failed as Imran Khan took an ‘extreme’ position to dissolve the assemblies before May 14.

Earlier this week, Defence Minister Khawaja Asif said that the government mulling over ban on Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf.

Pakistan’s defence minister said, ” What happened on May 09 was not spontaneous, but it was planned”.

“It was the final ploy of Imran Khan against the armed forces,” he said. “Those attacked the Corps Commander’s House and the GHQ had abominable designs,” he claimed.

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