LONDON: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday said that entire parliament and the nation stands on one side while handful elements stand isolated on the other.
Talking to media in London, the Prime Minister stated that parliament has played an important role in the prevailing political crisis.
He said the political leadership has shown maturity in the current situation and all the democratic institutions are working as per their mandate.
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said the government will continue to function without any detraction. However, protests in Islamabad are hurting country’s economy, he added.
To a question regarding his remarks on Kashmir issue at the UNGA session, Nawaz Sharif said he represented the stance of Pakistan and aspirations of the Pakistani people. He said his government has a commitment on the resolution of this longstanding dispute.
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said government was aware of problems in the system and would work towards eliminating them.
Speaking to reporters outside his London residence, Prime Minister Sharif said those holding sit-ins tried to disrupt development in the country. The prime minister added that despite the protests in Islamabad the government would continue with its work.
In response to a question over Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan’s slogan to change the system, the prime minister said eliminating problems in the system was part of their agenda.
When asked about involving the judiciary in efforts to topple the government, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif replied that this would not happen. According to the prime minister, even the courts had expressed their thoughts over those holding these sit-ins.
The prime minister further said his address at the United Nations was part of his commitment to Kashmiris and he represented the emotions of people.