Pakistan National Assembly speaker rules out military coup

| Updated: Oct 16, 2016 20:30 IST

Islamabad [Pakistan]Oct. 16 (ANI): A military coup in Pakistan in the current scenario was ruled out by the Pakistan National Assembly Speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq. Speaking to reporters on Saturday, Sadiq said the government is having good relations with the army. Responding to a question, he said, "The military has strengthened democracy and as far as I know there are no chances of a coup." The speaker said that he would fight the case of Kashmiris in Turkey in the conference where speakers of 50 countries would gather. The Speaker will be leaving for Turkey today. The Dawn quoted Sadiq saying, "Kashmiris want freedom from India. I am taking videos and pictures of Indian atrocities in the Kashmir to present them before the world community." On the PTI's plan to block Islamabad, he said that Imran Khan should think who would suffer from his act. Answering to a question on devolution of power to local government, he said the power would be devolved to the local governments next month. (ANI)