Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar while addressing a press conference on Tuesday in Islamabad speaking about the events of the past few hours said, “There are no winners or losers today.”
“Today Pakistan has won,” he said. “It is a win for our children’s futures, and for institutions in this country.”
“Pakistan’s win is in peace, democracy, rule of law and reliance on our institutions,” the interior ministry.
“I appreciate and welcome what Imran Khan has said,” referring to the PTI chief’s decision to shelve his plans for a ‘lockdown’ of Islamabad.
Nisar, however, said it was wrong to say that the people of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa were unfairly targeted.
“I am aware of the ‘mehman nawazi’ of the Pakhtun people,” he said. “And we did not stop you when you protested in F-8 park.”
“But would you open your doors to a ‘lashkar’ trying to lockdown Peshawar?” he asked PTI supporters who attempted to march into Islamabad. “You adopted an incorrect policy,” he said.