PM Sharif terms Altaf's apology a positive step

05:11 PM | 2 May, 2015
PM Sharif terms Altaf's apology a positive step
ISLAMABAD (Staff Report) - Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif rebuffed the derogatory remarks of MQM chief Altaf Hussain on Saturday saying “his apology is a positive step”.

The premier said such statements hurt the public sentiments and disrespect to the national institutions.

He stressed the political leaders to deal the matters related to national interest very carefully.

The nation respects the national institutions and attach their emotions to the armed forces notably, the statement said, any statement against them is an expression of irresponsibility.

Sharif added that it is the responsibility of the federal government to react to any such derogatory behavior towards national institutions and armed forces.

He urged the media channels to observe the rules while broadcasting such negative remarks and uphold the national interest.

Earlier Altaf Hussain had mad derogatory remarks against the armed forces in an address to the party workers on Thursday night but apologized following  the criticism from political parties and a warning from military spokesperson.