Sharif makes political comeback; launches scathing assault on Army, Imran govt

Islamabad, September 20

Pakistan’s deposed premier Nawaz Sharif on Sunday staged a political comeback by criticising the highly effective Army and stated the Opposition was not towards Prime Minister Imran Khan however towards those that introduced an “inefficient” man to energy.

Addressing the All-Parties Conference (APC) hosted by the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) through a video hyperlink geared toward launching a protest motion towards the Khan-led Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) authorities, the three-time premier launched a scathing assault on the ruling celebration for its “failure to address the basic problems of the people”.

Sharif, 70, the Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) supremo, has been residing in London since November final yr after the Lahore High Court granted him permission to go overseas for 4 weeks for remedy.

On Friday, PPP chairman Zardari talked to him over cellphone and invited him to nearly attend the Opposition-led All Parties Conference (APC) scheduled to be held on Sunday.

Addressing the convention, Sharif criticised the nation’s highly effective institution for allegedly supporting Khan.

“Our struggle is not against Imran Khan. Today, our struggle is against those who installed Imran Khan and who manipulated elections (of 2018) to bring an inefficient man like him into power and thus destroyed the country,” he stated.

Sharif stated that the foremost precedence needs to be to take away “this selected government and this system”, including that “if the change is not brought, it will bring irreversible loss to this country”.           

He requested the highly effective Army to avoid politics and comply with the Constitution and imaginative and prescient of the nation’s father ‘Quaid-e-Azam’ Muhammad Ali Jinnah.

“It is very important that our armed forces stay away from our governmental system according to our Constitution and the Quaid’s speech, and not interfere with the people’s choice. We have made this country a joke in our own eyes and internationally as well,” he stated.

Sharif identified that former Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani as soon as stated that there was “a state within a state” in Pakistan.

“It is saddening that the situation has escalated to a state above the state. This parallel government illness is the root-cause of our problems,” he stated.

He requested the leaders attending the convention to make vital selections to alter the system of the nation, alleging that the present authorities has enforced “martial law” within the nation.

“This conference should bring forth a concrete plan of action for saving democracy, a concrete policy should be made for solving the problem of a parallel state… I again urge this all-party conference to go beyond its traditional ways and form a plan of action,” he stated.

Sharif reiterated that the vote of individuals needs to be honoured which was the one technique to save democracy and the nation.

“Pakistan has been constantly deprived from a democratic system. When the vote is dishonoured, the entire democratic system becomes meaningless. When it is decided before the election process as to who will win and who will lose, then it can be guessed how the public is betrayed and how the public’s mandate is stolen,” he stated. PTI

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