ISLAMABAD- Minister for Railways Khawaja Saad Rafique has said, talks cannot be held with Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf under the shadow of threats.

In a statement, he said the government was being forced to hold negotiations by putting its head under sword. Saad Rafique said, people will reject the call of Imran Khan for closing down cities and businesses will remain open.

He said Imran Khan is playing in the hands of anti-state forces and he can become dangerous for the integrity of Pakistan. He said Imran Khan should show tolerance and restraint and not take decisions in haste.