Imran arrest also an option: minister


Bahawalpur: Arrest of PTI chairman Imran Khan is also an option for government to defuse the situation in the back drop of his proposed plan to siege federal capital Islamabad.

This was stated by State Minister for Interior and Education Engineer Mohammad BalighurRehman while talking to newsmen here Sunday.

MPA Fauzia Ayub Qureshi, PML (N) leaders Qazi Burhan Farid, Tariq Rasheed Malik,Shahid Abdullah and Rao Rizwan were also present on this occasion.

He claimed that Imran Khan knows that if CPEC project with amounting US$ 46 billion and other development were projects were executed then in 2018 general election PML(N) will again sweep the polls.

Responding to a query about rumors regarding possible participation of the activists of some banned organizations in PTI sit-in on November 2,he said that we have some information, so government is keeping vigil on it.

Paying rich tribute to Premier Minister Nawaz Sharif, State Minister said that due to his successful foreign policy, Kashmir issue had been raised on international level and Indian effort to isolate Pakistan at global level had been failed. He told that Turkey, China, Saudi Arabia, OIC, Azerbaijan, Belarus and other countries were supporting the genuine demand of the self determination of people of Occupied Jammu and Kashmir.

Highlighting PML(N) government policies towards the betterment of masses, Engineer BalighuRerhman informed that government has provided maximum facilities to pilgrims in its tenure and this year first time law makers and common pilgrims performed their hajj without any discrimination.

He disclosed that on his request Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif has approved to launch a pilot project in Bahawalpur soon under which Nazra teaching of holy Quran will be imparted to the students of first to fifth class of all private and government schools while Quran with Urdu translation will be taught from 6th to 10th class in all educational institutions.

He further told that a bill of teaching of Holy Quran at compulsory subject will be approved by parliament soon.

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