ISLAMABAD: Terming PTI chief Imran Khan’s demands of technocrat caretaker set-up and resignation of the prime minister as extra constitutional, Finance Minister Ishaq Dar on Wednesday claimed that the present political crisis was an attempt to derail democracy in the country.

August 14, 2014 5:55 AM

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ISLAMABAD: Terming PTI chief Imran Khan’s demands of technocrat caretaker set-up and resignation of the prime minister as extra constitutional, Finance Minister Ishaq Dar on Wednesday claimed that the present political crisis was an attempt to derail democracy in the country.

“Imran’s demands are extra-constitutional and he knows it very well,” Dar told a press conference here at the Finance Ministry. The federal minister said that the on-going political crisis was an attempt to destabilise the country by derailing democracy.

He said, “Prime minister would not be removed according to the wishes of the PTI chief, while Khan’s demand for a technocrat setup in the country was unconstitutional. The on-going political turmoil had witnessed heavy losses of worth Rs 300 billion at the Karachi Stock Exchange,” he added.

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