ISLAMABAD  - Federal Information Minister Qamar Zaman Kaira has said that Tahirul Qadri keeps on changing his demands.

Addressing a press conference, the federal information minster Monday said that everyone was questioning the moral justification of the long march.

He said days for extra-constitutional actions are over and no one could now deviate from the constitution. “No one, including media and political forces has supported the long march call,” he said.

He said constitution was clear and caretaker setup would be introduced in its light.

“We are ready for dialogue with Tahirul Qadri but first he should behave like a politician and come up with political demands,” he said, adding dialogues were possible within the parameters of the constitution.

He said Tahirul Qadri’s demands are changing with every passing day. “How can the Election Commission of Pakistan be dissolved as Dr Qadri is demanding,” he said. Regarding the caretaker setup, he said no single person can dictate on the issue because method of formation of caretaker setup has stated in the constitution. “Only parliament can make any change in the constitution,” he said.

He said undemocratic forces cannot be successful in the presence of vibrant media, active civil society and independent judiciary. In the end he advised the Tahirul Qadri to become part of the political process and shun extravagant demands.

GOVERNOR’S RULE LEGAL: Kaira said the governor’s rule has been imposed in Balochistan after consulting all the stakeholders, including the political parties.

In an exclusive live interview with Radio Pakistan‚ he said this step was in accordance with the Constitution and not against the democratic norms. Regretting the loss of precious lives in the Quetta explosions‚ he said soon after the tragedy‚ the leadership of Pakistan People’s Party had asked its local leaders in the province to sort out the issue. This was followed by the visits of the cabinet members and finally the prime minister, Kaira said.

The information minister said the members of Hazara community resorted to a powerful mode of protest by remaining peaceful and not burying the victims of the blasts.

This protest of children‚ women and men in extremely cold weather was so powerful that it jolted the entire Pakistan and the world. He expressed the confidence that the governor rule would be able to create an enabling environment in the next two months for the holding of the general elections in a peaceful environment.

He said Frontier Corps had been given powers of police and directed to launch targeted operations for the arrest of suspected people. He said the federal government would provide all the necessary manpower for improvement of situation in the province.