Legislation to stop sit-ins at public places be enforced; Gen Qayyum

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Senator Lt Gen (Retd) Abdul Qayyum has said the legislation should be made to stop holding protests or sit-ins at public places which caused disruption of peace or violence. The sit-in held by a religious party at Faizabad Interchange had created inconvenience for the people of twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi, he said talking to PTV.

ISLAMABAD: Senator Lt. Gen ® Abdul Qayyum presents souvenir to French Ambassador to Pakistan Mr. March Barety on Tuesday.

He said the commuters had also faced many difficulties due to blockade of transport on the main thoroughfares, besides
stoppage of the Metro Bus service. The sit-in in the Capital had also presented a bad image of the country internationally, he added. Replying to a question, Senator Qayyum said the government had launched operations Zarb-e-Azb and Radul Fasad to eliminate the menace of terrorism from the country.
Senator Lt. Gen. (R) Abdul Qayyum, who is also the Convener Pakistan-France Parliamentary Friendship Group, has said that Pakistan placed its bilateral relationship with France in high esteem and desired to further expand cooperation in different fields for mutual benefit of people of two sides. In a meeting with newly deputed French Ambassador, Marc Barety who called on him here, he said that said that France shared a history of bilateral cooperation and both the countries shared a vision to promote regional and global peace. “Pakistan wants peace in the region believes a peaceful and dialogue oriented solution to all the issues including Kashmir” he observed.
While welcoming the new French Ambassador, Senator Abdul Qayyum assured to extend full cooperation and assistance to promote and strengthen Pakistan-France bilateral friendship ties specially focusing on trade, economic cooperation, culture, health, education, counter terrorism and defence cooperation sectors.