Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto has urged the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) to halt its violent protests that broke out after the arrest of Imran Khan on Tuesday.
Speaking at a press conference in Karachi on Thursday, Bhutto stated that the PTI’s protests were “completely unjustified” and urged the party to end the violence.
He also warned that those involved in violent activities would be held accountable.
Bhutto further called on the PTI to respect the rule of law and engage with the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) as citizens, not terrorists.
However, he expressed his disappointment with the outcome of the dialogue between political parties and maintained that his party was committed to holding elections on time.
Bhutto also stated that he was “principally opposed to the banning of any political party” but added that such decisions were made in view of the circumstances.