KARACHI - There is a consensual democracy in the country and consensus is being built to take everyone along.

This was stated by the Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Qamar Zaman Kaira while talking to mediamen on arrival at the Karachi Airport late on Friday night.

Replying a question, the Minister said that the symbol of Tahrir Square was against dictatorship.

However, there is a working constitution in our country on which there is a consensus of the entire nation.

“If anyone comes out of the blue and talks something else then the people and their representatives would reject such a talk,” he added.

The minister said that Tahrir Square came to the fore after a prolonged dictatorship in Egypt when there was a suffocation in the society and no institution was free and the opposition there was not allowed to express their views freely.

He stated that the Tahrir Square came up against that very dictatorship.

Kaira said that we in Pakistan have passed through many Tehrir Squares against the dictatorship of Ziaul Haq and Pervez Musharraf and offered sacrifices and thus brought a consensual democracy in the country and are building up consensus and talking of taking everyone along.

He said that there is a working constitution in the country on which there is a consensus of the entire nation.