The leader of the opposition in the National Assembly (NA) Syed Khursheed Ahmed Shah praised the Army Chief Qamar Zaman Bajwa for his attending the Senate conference and reassuring the continuation of the democratic system in the country.According to Khursheed Shah, there was a certain degree of uncertainty in the country before his participation in the upper house of the parliament. But, he cleared the air of discord and lack of apprehension about the army’s role in future politics of the country. He pointed out without naming, that a political party was talking rhetoric against the role of the army and creating uncertainty in the country.
But, on the contrary, ex-PM Nawaz did not listen to the advice of other political leaders and has opted for a confrontational policy.
He was also critical of Pakistan Tehrek-e-Insaf (PTI) and PML-N for their public rallies and demonstrations which are primarily targeting each other to settle scores. Both the parties present their differing positions on issues and are trying to outscore each other.
he lauded the role of his party [PPP] in solving the crises which could have potentially halted the next general elections.
Despite the assurances of Army chief on many occasions, the incumbent government of PML-N, its senior leaders, Maryam Nawaz and ousted PM Nawaz Sharif have continued their verbal attacks on the establishment saying it is behind the disqualification of the ex-PM and wanting to bring down the PML-N government. They aim to create an impression that all the ills in the country are due to the meddling of the establishment (in civilian affairs). For the populace it is becoming an outdated argument when the army is dragged into everything, to gain political mileage.