ISLAMABAD- Minister for Railways, Khawaja Saad Rafique said the sit-ins of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf(PTI) and Pakistan AwamiTehreek(PAT) have damaged the image of Pakistan.

He said that issues such as load-shedding, terrorism and poverty could not be resolved through protests, adding that Imran Khan and TahirulQadri had put the state into a major difficulty.

Rafique said that Qadri and Imran should stay firm on their demands but should stop their protests.

“There has been a loss of Rs550 billion to the economy,” he claimed, appealing to PTI and PAT to end their sit-ins for the sake of Pakistan.