Former prime minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif talks to the media reporters. File photo
Pakistan former premier Nawaz Sharif has once again blamed the army and the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) chiefs for allegedly plotting his ouster from the power in 2018.
“I cannot blame the entire army for the lawlessness of a few individuals,” he said while addressing via video link to his Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz’s (PML-N) latest power show in Swat Valley, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province on Friday.
He openly blames the military brass for his ignominious ouster from power.
Maryam Nawaz gestures as Amir Muqam (right) looks on during a party meeting in Mingora.
“My only crime is to talk about the rights of common man, constitution and democratic principles,” Sharif added. He reiterated that his fight was not against Prime Minister Imran Khan but those “who brought him to power.”
Addressing the rally on Friday, Sharif's daughter and PML-N Vice President Maryam Nawaz strongly criticised the Imran-led PTI government once again.
She urged the public and the country’s institutions to withdraw their support of the PTI government.
"I am telling the institutions of this country to withdraw their support of this incompetent government. We do not want a clash with any institution," she said.
"Once the institutions back away from him, his government will not even stand for 24 hours, I assure you," she told the participants of the gathering at Grassi ground Mingora.
The PML-N vice president lauded the key role of Eng. Amir Muqam, provincial president of PML-N, adding that under his dynamic leadership her political party is marching ahead in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
Amir Muqam, former federal minister, while addressing the huge rally extended his warm greetings and felicitations to the people of Malakand Division for hosting a fully-packed power show at the (Grassi Ground), in Swat on Friday.
Maryam Nawaz addresses as Amir Muqam looks on during a PML-N public gathering in Mingora on Friday.
He mentioned that today the public who came all the way on his single call from Upper Dir, Lower Dir, Batkhaila, Malakand, Swat, Buner, Shangla and Kohistan proved that they were the real unsung heroes and torchbearers of PML-N.
The PML-N stalwart leader noted that Imran Khan had caused immense damage to the country and its economy, adding that inflation and unemployment had made life miserable for the poor.
He disclosed that the people of Pakistan has a great love for Nawaz Sharif, Shahbaz Sharif and Maryam Nawaz, adding that Sharif family is the only ray of hope for the downtrodden nation to bring the country back on track.
Muqam noted that that the ruling party has totally failed in running the affairs of the country, adding that he is quite optimistic the Titanic of the selected government leaders is going to sink very soon.
On the occasion, Shahbaz said he and his family were being victimised for political reasons. "My political opponents are conspiring against me, and that is why fake cases have been registered against me.”
Ali Amin Gandapur made the controversial statement about Maryam Nawaz at a Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf rally in GB, saying: "She is beautiful but she spent millions on her surgeries from the taxpayers’ money".
Sharif has written to the Pakistan High Commission in London for the renewal of his diplomatic passport. Officials said the request letter from Sharif came just a day before the expiry of his diplomatic passport on Feb.16.
Giving out the verdict, the court told the chairman of Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) to sell Sharif’s shares. Authorities may proceed with any auction that they do not receive an objection against.
The National Centre of Meteorology (NCM) has expected the weather on Friday to be fair to partly cloudy and hazy at times during daytime, with a chance of some convective clouds formation by afternoon eastward.
The first regular flight from Lahore to Dubai is due late on Thursday night while many passengers and their relatives took to social media to highlight the unavailability of rapid test facilities for the passengers at major airports in Pakistan.
The Federal Identity and Citizenship Authority (ICA) on Thursday reviewed the features and advantages of the second generation of the Emirates ID that go in line with the concept of overall digital transformation in the UAE.
Passengers travelling from countries where flights had been banned were allowed to transit through UAE airports from Aug.5 as long as they present a negative PCR test taken 72 hours prior to departure.