LALAMUSA/SIALKOT

Former federal information minister Qamar Zaman Kaira criticised both the government and the PTI, saying they were heading toward a blind alley.

Supporting the strike call made by PTI Chief Imran Khan, Kaira condemned the use of force by the government and said that it would aggravate the situation.

“Imran Khan is frustrated and the government is arrogant,” he said at his office while talking to the media here on Monday. He said that the government wanted Imran Khan to kneel down and apologise while Imran wants to disrupt everything. In the fight, democracy is the real victim,” he said.

Accompanied by ex-Punjab minister Tanveer Ashraf Kaira, he added that no productive negotiations had so far taken place between the two parties. He said that the government should start negotiations with the PTI. He suggested that Imran Khan should not take wrong decisions rather resolve the issue through negotiations.

In Sialkot, hundreds of PTI workers held a demonstration and staged a sit-in at Allama Iqbal Chowk as a protest against the killing of their party worker in Faisalabad on Monday.

Led by PTI Sialkot leader Umer Dar, the protesters were wearing black arm bandages. They were carrying banners and placards, and also chanting anti-government slogans, demanding immediate registration of murder case against the perpetrators.

They kept the traffic blocked on various intra-city roads in Sialkot city by burning tyres on the roads.

NINE HELD: Federal Investigation Agency arrested four people namely Yasir, Munawar, Zeeshan and Nouman from Sialkot International Airport for trying to go to Turkey illegally on fake documents. According to the officials, the FIA has sent the accused behind bars after registering a case against them.

In addition, the police arrested five ammunition dealers namely Nasir, Muhammad Asif, Muhammad Razzaq, Shamas and Waqar Ahmed for having fake ammunition licenses. Police have registered separate cases and sent the accused behind bars.