meeting had not taken place, the army still was to play its role as it had earlier given a loud and clear message through ISPR for protecting the national buildings on Constitution Avenue.
He said Imran Khan and Dr Qadri were exaggerating the details of their meeting with army chief and were wrongly giving impression of the army's role as a mediator. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said political parties can sacrifice their governments but do not compromise on their principles.
"I can sacrifice my ten governments, but not my principles," he said. He said he had made a promise with Pakistan People's Party leader late Benazir Bhutto for protecting democracy in the country.
He mentioned the speech by leader of Opposition in National Assembly Khursheed Shah for supporting democracy and said his statement was close to his heart. Sharif said the ideology of Khursheed Shah and senior leader Mehmood Achakzai about democracy was very strong and his own principles were not less stronger. He vowed to uphold supremacy of the Constitution and not to deviate from the resolution passed by the Parliament for strengthening democracy.
"I have taken oath of the Constitution, and will respect and comply with each and every word of the resolution passed by the parliament in favour of continuation of democracy," he said. - APP