Democratic protest for demands everyone’s right: Ahsan Iqbal


LAHORE: Federal Minister for Planning and Development Chaudhry Ahsan Iqbal has said that protesting for the demands in a democratic manner was everyone’s right but the protest must not become a hurdle in national progress.

Talking to media after addressing Fourth Conference for Education Research at University of the Punjab, Ahsan Iqbal said that any change in the country must come through ballot and the best thing was that the democratic and constitutional institutions of the country were getting strengthened.

Ahsan Iqbal said that Pakistan could produce only 17,000 mega watts of electricity during the first 66 years but during the last three years only, an addition of 11,000 mega watts was made. Similarly, increasing the water reservoirs in the country were also under focus, he said.

Earlier, while addressing the conference, the federal minister advised the students to focus entirely on their studies.