Peshawar: Chief Minister Pervez Khattak while strongly condemning wild use of force by the government of Punjab against the peaceful demonstrators of Pakistan Awami Tehrik (PAT) in Model Town, Lahore has termed it worst tyrannical and bloody act of a democratic government.
In condemnation statement, he said the killing of dozens of people including women and injuring hundreds and their arrest in a humiliating manner is tantamount to hatching of conspiracy for introducing of brutality in a democratic government, which will not be tolerated by the democratic people.
The chief minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa warned the government of Punjab to stop cruelties and playing with the lives and properties of the people through police force. Otherwise, he said it will bear negative and dangerous impacts on democracy. He said that on this cruelty and excesses, the people of Punjab will never forgive their ruthless rulers.
Pervez Khattak said that peaceful protest in democratic culture is the legal and constitutional right of the people and the precedent of their deprivation from this right and the shedding of their blood had come in forefront for time in the civilized world.
He said that the government of Punjab should tender apology besides Lahorites to the whole nation and not only compensate the each drop of the blood of affectees, but also their wounds and grievances and tender resignation on the call of its conscious.
The chief minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa expressed heartiest sympathies and solidarity with the affected families and prayed for the eternal peace of the departed souls and early recovery of the injured.