ISLAMABAD: Former national cricket team captain Shahid Afridi has also spoken out against police shelling and beating of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) workers.
In his message on Twitter, Shahid Afridi said, "Relentless use of force, violation of the sanctity of the four walls, stick, bullet attack, dictatorship can happen, democracy is not at all.
Disagreement and protest are fundamental rights and that is what makes us 220 million people one nation. "He called for the country to remain a democratic state. He also called for dialogue between the government and the PTI.
It may be recalled that a convoy of PTI led by Imran Khan from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has entered Islamabad. After a day of shelling by the police, shelling has resumed on PTI workers in D-Chowk again last night.
Relentless use of force, violation of the sanctity of the four walls, stick, bullet attack, and dictatorship can happen, democracy is not at all. Disagreement and protest are fundamental rights and it is this right that makes us 220 million people a nation. God, let this country be a democratic state.
طاقت کا بے دریغ استعمال، چادر چار دیواری کا تقدس پامال، لاٹھی، گولی کی یلغار، آمریت تو ہو سکتا ہے، جمہوریت ہر گز نہیں۔ اختلاف اور احتجاج ایک بنیادی حق ہے اور یہی حق ہم 22 کروڑ انسانوں کو ایک قوم بناتا ہے۔ خدارا، اس ملک کو ایک جمہوری ریاست رہنے دیں۔ #Pakistanforall #LetsTalk— Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) May 25, 2022