Imran Khan, chief of Tehri-e-Insaf said in Tank at the end of his party’s peace march against US drone attacks that they achieved their goals and the whole World is aware of the situation now and the people of tribal areas are very happy that they have sympathizers and supporters. But many do not agree with him. Brig. Munir said that no doubt he was able to gather the people and March towards South Waziristan but could not reach there and stopped his march in Tank. He was of the opinion that this march will not make any difference in the situation on the ground.
Talking about the issuance of a general threat alert for possible terrorist attacks Sunday in Islamabad, Brig. Munir said it has nothing to do with this march. It is a separate matter.
On the issue of accountability bill that will go to the parliament in the coming week participants criticized the government for not bringing a unanimous bill. Mahreen Raja in an earlier interview to VOA defended the government’s position.
Approval of petroleum price hike by the ministry of finance was the next topic and Ghays Pracha, the head of all Pakistan petroleum retailers association said the government should pay attention to this problem because the weekly change of price of petroleum products creates problems for common men.
In the fourth segment we discussed the World democracy forum in Stras Bourg, France and Khalid Farooqi told VOA that Bilawal Bhutto Zardari is representing Pakistan in the forum. He said it is sort of training place for the leaders of new democracies, where junior politicians learn from seniors and different research papers are presented there. Ho told that this year Arab Spring is the main topic in the forum.
In the last segment the T-20 final match between Sri Lanka and New Zealand was discussed that was on in Colombo at that time that was later won by the New Zealand.