President reiterates mediation offer

President Dr Arif Alvi has once again offered his services in his personal capacity to mediate amongst stakeholders for developing consensus on major issues.

President Alvi and First Lady Begum Samina Arif Alvi on Saturday visited the Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre in Lahore to inquire after the health of the former prime minister Imran khan, who was wounded during a failed assassination attempt near Wazirabad on November 3 during the ‘Haqeeqi Azadi March’.

The president and the first lady expressed their best wishes and prayed for his speedy recovery. They stayed with Imran for almost three hours.

On the occasion, the president said that it was through Allah Almighty's grace that Pakistan was saved from a huge crisis. The president and the former premier also exchanged views on the dire political and economic situation of the country.

The president once again condemned the cowardly attack on Imran and called upon the government to take all possible measures to bring the culprits to justice.

He said that the government should ensure the protection of the constitutional and fundamental rights of every citizen, which included the right to peaceful assembly, safety of life and liberty and the right to freedom of speech and expression.

He reiterated that the stakeholders should pursue their political objectives and find solutions to issues within the confines of democratic means of discussion, negotiation, consultation and deliberation.

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