ISLAMABAD: Information Minister Pervaiz Rashid on Saturday said that people do not wish for early elections as they desire that the journey of progress under Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) should continue till the completion of its tenure.        

In an interview, he said the government is not afraid of any kind of protest or street agitation and the parties planning agitation have experienced it before.       

He dispelled the impression of any difference between the civil and military leadership and said, those talking of a gulf between the two want to misguide people and defame the constitutional institutions.

On operation Zarb-e-Azb, Pervaiz Rashid said every Pakistani owns this operation and our forces have achieved remarkable successes in this operation.         

The minister said the whole nation is standing by our armed forces and the government will provide them all out legal and material support in their fight against terrorism.    

Pervaiz Rashid said decision on Karachi operation was unanimously made by all political parties because it was the question of human lives and economic growth in the country.    

Talking about Pakistan's stance on struggle of Kashmiri people in occupied Kashmir; he said Pakistan always desired to sort out disputes with India through negotiations. But it was India who tried to crush the just struggle of Kashmiri people.

He said their uprising has once again jolted the international conscience. Time has come that world powers persuade India to respect Kashmiris right to self- determination.