LAHORE - The government has decided to deal with PTI and the PAT differently about their long march ventures.

Sources in the PML-N say the government has decided to put its foot down for not letting the PAT take to streets as it claims to have received credible reports of clashes and creation of disturbance wherein strong possibility of vital losses exist.

The government has planned to go to extreme limits through the mediation of political persons to talk out the matter with PTI on its demands showing leniency towards this party about its Azadi March to Islamabad. Sources say that after rejection of the PM’s proposal for setting up of a Supreme Court Commission by the PTI Chairman Imran Khan and his determination of holding the march, the government has not given up the option of peaceful settlement of the matter with the PTI, however, brainstorming is going on how to deal with the Azadi March of the PTI to keep it peaceful and free of any untoward incident.

A source close to the government says that the government would by no means yield to Imran’s demand for resignation of Nawaz Sharif as prime minister. He said if Imran’s demand had any weight, he should himself have quit the National Assembly seat and end the PTI government in Khyber PK. The source said to a question that no decision had been taken to detain or arrest Imran as such reports in this regard did not carry weight. However, he said, no one would be allowed to take the law into hand and strict action would follow if anyone dared do this.

Meanwhile, Punjab Minister for Law Rana Mashood Ahmad Khan has stated that drop scene of Dr Qadri’s drama will soon be over. He said claimant of so-called revolution was using women and children as shield to protect himself. He said chaos, anarchy and self projection were the pivot of the politics of Maulana for which he was instigating his followers to violence. Mashood said Tehrik-e-Insaf and Awami Tehrik were responsible for the difficulties of the masses. He said demands could be met through dialogue and the government had extended invitation of dialogue time and again. The minister said that Maulana would be dealt with legally.