PML-N supreme leader and former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has refuted the “negative comments” attributed to him about Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif. Nawaz Sharif also expressed confidence in his brother’s performance as the Prime Minister of Pakistan.
In a Twitter post, Nawaz Sharif called the statements ‘negative, misleading and incorrect.’ Nawaz Sharif said he hopes that PM Shehbaz’s tireless efforts, in an extremely difficult situation, will bear fruits and he [Shehbaz Sharif] will steer the country out of the crisis created by Chairman PTI Imran Khan
“I remain hopeful that the sincere and tireless efforts by SS under the most challenging circumstances will bear fruit and he will steer the country out of the mess created by Imran Khan,” Nawaz Sharif tweeted late Thursday.
The negative comments attributed to me about PM Shahbaz Sharif are misleading and incorrect. I remain hopeful that the sincere and tireless efforts by SS under the most challenging circumstances will bear fruit and he will steer the country out of the mess created by Imran Khan.
— Nawaz Sharif (@NawazSharifMNS) August 25, 2022
Rifts in PML-N?
To clarify, a Senior analyst Suhail Warraich recently went to London to meet Nawaz Sharif. While talking to a private media channel, the analyst revealed that Nawaz Sharif is disappointed with the performance of Shehbaz Sharif and Finance Minister Miftah Ismail.
Pakistan’s economy has drastically deteriorated in recent months with inflation touching new heights. The public continues to be burdened with back-breaking taxes on petroleum, electricity, medicine, and even food. As a result, the PML-N government’s finance division led by Miftah Ismail has been the target of much backlash.
Suhail Warraich said that Nawaz is absolutely unhappy with the economic policies of the incumbent government. He said Nawaz is not impressed by Miftah’s performance and believes that the finance minister doesn’t know much about economic policies.
While Nawaz Sharif has refuted the claims, reports of possible rifts among PML-N continue to emerge. As per reports, leaders of his own party have started criticizing Nawaz’s continuous stay in London for three years and giving instructions from abroad on the country’s economic policies, meanwhile, Nawaz and his daughter, PML-N Vice President Maryam Nawaz, have allegedly taken a temporary break from politics, leaving the party to fend for itself.