Minister for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb on Saturday claimed that talks with PTI could not be held following the 9th May mayhem.
While holding press conference, Minister for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb said that talks could not be held with those who attacked the state.
Earlier PTI Chief and former Premier Imran Khan who was removed from office via a vote of no confidence in April last year said he is ready to hold talk with “anyone who is in power” after his party’s top leaders start leaving Party following the 9 May violence.
Reacting to his offer, the information minister said: “Dialogue cannot be held with those who set the country on fire, create chaos and anarchy, fills the minds of masses with hatred, and harbour armed groups.”
She said that Imran Khan was not appealing for negotiations, he was, in fact, seeking an “NRO”.
Imran Khan had said that he was forming a committee which will talk to “anyone who is in power” on two things.
“If it helps the country according to ‘them’, I will leave politics. Second, how is it beneficial for the country if elections are held in October,” Khan had said about the objective of the committee.
Taking a jibe at the PTI chief, Marriyum said the “foreign agent” who committed “robbery” on Rs 60 billion was to be brought to justice.
The information minister said talks cannot be held with those who “poisoned the minds of the youth”. “Negotiations could not be held with the leaders of the criminals and terrorists,” she added.
The PML-N leader said while his party crumbled like a “castle of sand”, Imran was pleading for talks, recalling how “electables” were brought in planes to join the PTI.
Marriyum opined that parties not formed on any political ideology were disintegrated like the PTI.