Exemplary action will be taken against law breakers: Shehryar Afridi

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ISLAMABAD: Exemplary action will be taken against those who challenged the writ of the state, said Minister of State for Interior Shehryar Afridi, on Thursday.

“Governments who are not able to maintain their writ are not respected anywhere,” said Shehryar Afridi while speaking at a session of the Senate.

Shehryar Afridi said that he could not even imagine using force against Pakistani citizens. He said that in Naya Pakistan, citizens would never be fired upon.

The minister said that he had held a meeting with representatives of the TLP the day before. “I will take the prime minister into confidence regarding the meeting,” he said.

He took veiled shots at members of the opposition during his speech. Afridi said that during the days of the dharna protest, members of the opposition claimed to back the government and said that everyone was on the same page.

“The very next day some of their workers were creating a ruckus outside the parliament,” he said.