MULTAN - Central leader of PPP Qamar Zaman Kaira has said that there is no threat to the democracy but if anyone committed ambush on democracy, his party will not just condemn but resist the bid.

Addressing a press conference here at Multan Press Club on Saturday, he added that whenever the country came under dictatorship, the PML-N benefited from it. He said that the tensions on the issue of Panama leaks further intensified due to the ineligibility of the government. He said that democracy is the name of tolerance and protest is the democratic right of the opposition but abusing and threatening others is no more democracy. “Imran Khan can fulfil his desire to protest but shutting down the cities is an undemocratic and illegal act,” he maintained. He said that the PPP did not join the PTI in protest because the latter declared to close down the cities.

He said that Mian Nawaz Sharif himself has admitted that the information leaked in Panama papers are correct but even yet the silence of concerned institutions is amazing. He said that the institutions should take action on Panama leaks and find answers to questions like where did the wealth come from and how it flew to Panama. “The Prime Minister has declared in his speech that he will get the Panama issue investigated. Why is he reluctant now?” he posed a question. He warned that the tension in the political atmosphere increased due to delaying tactics of the government. He said that whenever

He lashed out at the government and said that they claimed to end loadshedding in six months. “It’s been three and a half years since they came to power but the electricity is still missing from the country. Why haven’t they changed their names yet,” he maintained. He said that the courts were forced to say that the country was being run by a monarch after seeing current democracy.

He said that the census should be held forthwith and the tradition of extension after retirement should be abolished. He said that the method to appoint judge was not appropriate, adding that Iftikhar Chaudhry forced the PPP government for 19th amendment. He said that South Punjab should be given share in judges appointment, adding that picking lawyers from some specific chambers as judges was inappropriate.

He said that the PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari had raised four demands and given December 27, deadline to the government. “If our demands are not accepted, we’ll come out for long march after the deadline.