ISLAMABAD - Spokesman of Prime Minister Mussadiq Malik has said that so far Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf has not sought a written permission from Islamabad district administration for holding of public rally on Nov. 30, and made it loud and clear that no one would be allowed to breach the law of the land.
Addressing a press conference here on Tuesday, Mussadiq said that the decision on giving permission to PTI for the rally would be made by the Interior Ministry when a formal request in this connection would be made by the party.
He further said that on several previous occasions PTI had made some commitments with the govt on their protest plans but later did not honour their words, so they have to come up with a formal request and the number of people they are to bring for the rally because the government has to make security arrangements for the participants of the rally.
He also said that 2400 megawatts of electricity will be added to the national grid next year, which will help control the problem of power outages.
To another question, he said that Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif will present his viewpoint on regional cooperation at the Kathmandu SAARC summit.
Terming SAARC as an important platform for regional cooperation, he said that the member countries could make it an engine of economic progress and a forum to effectively fight out hunger and poverty from the region.
To a question, the spokesman said Pakistan did not express desire for meeting between the two premiers on the side-lines of the SAARC summit nor was such an invitation received from India.
He said Pakistan is building strong trade and strategic partnerships with different countries of the world, including the United States, China and Russia, pursuing economy-based foreign policy.
To a question, the spokesman said people have started receiving relief as a result of the economic policies of the government in form of lowered inflation.