Yesterday on live television, while addressing a meeting of the PML-N parliamentarians and ticket holders in Lahore via video link, former prime minister Nawaz Sharif said that he was “thrown out” and that the parliament was not allowed to function in accordance with the Constitution. “Neither does the judiciary, I am glad that a large part of the army abides by the Constitution” Sharif lamented.
Nawaz Sharif stated that if Pervez Musharraf, former president of Pakistan, had not imposed martial law in the country and had not sent him (Sharif) out of the country, then he would not have taken up residence in the UK. “It was necessary to take up residence there. I did not take any salary for my son. Let me know when the money trail of Bani Gala will be taken from Imran Khan.” said Sharif.
Referring to the recent interview of former DG FIA Bashir Memon, the PML-N leader said that Bashir Memon had exposed his actions, and had openly stated the reality of NAB and the accountability process. “Now they have arrested Shahbaz Sharif who changed the state of Punjab”, sighed Sharif.
Sharif continued that those who promised one crore jobs have made one and a half crore people unemployed. “We will give 5 million houses, they promised. Someone tell me, has anyone got a house? In our era, the value of the rupee fell by only 4 rupees, while in the two-and-a-half year rule of Imran Khan, the dollar has become 65 rupees more expensive,” stated Sharif.
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“We are going through a decisive period. No one in the 70-year history of the country has talked about the root cause of the problem. If we do not talk about it today, we will be responsible,” he said. I have to point out the problems. In my speech in the Opposition APC, I talked to them about the basic issues.
It may be recalled that at the All Parties Conference of the Opposition, former PM Sharif had delivered a controversial speech on the political role of the present government and state institutions, after which the government banned the broadcast of Nawaz Sharif’s speeches on TV.