ISLAMABAD- Federal Minister for Railways Khawaja Saad Rafique today said that if Imran Khan was not willing to halt his long march, he should give assurance to the government that there would be no harm to the property and lives of the people during the event.

While talking to journalists,Rafique said Imran should consider the country’s security situation before deciding on or taking any drastic steps. He said the country was in a state of war and going through a host of challenges, adding that those displaced was a result of the ongoing military operation in North Waziristan were homeless.

In this situation, it is odd that Imran should ramp up about his march, the minister said, adding that instead of demonstrating on the streets the PTI chief should offer to extend some assistance to help the IDPs resettle. He emphasized that to win the war against terrorism, it was imperative that political parties should form a united front.