Islamabad: Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Senator Pervaiz Rashid has announced a ceasefire with Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI). He asked the party to join hand to defeat the enemies of the country. He said political competition would be held in 2018.

Talking to media persons after inaugurating an educational fair at Pak-China Friendship Centre today, Pervaiz Rashid told the PTI to leave verdicts on alleged election rigging to the courts and whatever the decision would come should be accepted.

He said Imran Khan should understand the spirit displayed by the government, under which governments were formed in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and Baluchistan and retained the Governor in Sindh. 

He said the Prime Minister’s determination has been implemented through Zarb-e-Azb and Karachi operation to defeat terrorism.  He said that the incidents like Karachi bus attack would not weaken, but strengthen the government’s resolve to fight the menace of terrorism. He said the government is not scared but fulfill its duties with more determination.

Information Minister said a community has been targeted in Karachi which is known as highly responsible and peaceful and working for establishment of hospitals, schools and other welfare schemes.  He said this community has never given any chance of complaint about breaking law and made its name in industry and trade.