ISLAMABAD, Nov 28 (SABAH): Islamabad Chamber of Small Traders on Tuesday lauded the positive role of Chief of Army Staff Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa who brokered a deal between government and protestors who were camping at busy Faizabad Interchange since 21 days.
The siege of the capital city ended peacefully which also ended miseries of masses, business community and saved country’s image, it said.
The positive role of the leadership of protestors is also laudable as they agreed to an agreement which was need of the hour, said Patron Islamabad Chamber of Small Traders Shahid Rasheed Butt.
The government failed to deal the explosive situation and the negative attitude of the authorities fanned the fire engulfing many other cities and towns but the timely intervention of the army diffused the situation, he added.
Shahid Rasheed Butt said that government should have accepted the demand of resignation of Federal Law Minister Zahid Hamid who is being blamed for a change in the oath of elected representatives that resulted in nationwide protests.
He lauded the decision of the COAS that army would not use force against protesters and would only provide back-end support which paved the way for negotiations.
If an agreement was not reached, unrest could have spread across the country and the situation would be worsened which would have inflicted heavy losses on the masses and the economy, he said.
Now, life has begun returning to normal across the country, transport is plying on the roads which is a very positive development, he said, adding that the government should not delay holding accountable the persons responsible for changing the Khatm-e-Nabuwat oath.