Nawaz Sharif, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz’s (PML-N) supremo, did not address the rally organized by the Pakistan People Party (PPP) under the flag of Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM), an alliance of opposition parties to topple Prime Minister Imran Khan’s government. Nawaz’s silence, after his recent speech where he named the Army Chief and Director General (DG) ISI for his ousting from the office, has raised an important question; why Nawaz remained silent?
Aitzaz Ahsan, a senior leader of PPP, told a private TV channel that Nawaz’s silence is the result of a phone call. “A junior army officer spoke with Nawaz and asked him not to address the rally,” he said.
Nawaz was brought by a dictator, says Aitzaz Ahsan
About Nawaz Sharif, he said: “Personally, I am disgusted by the political ideas and past of the PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif, who has been brought up in the lap of dictatorship, but he always forgets his past while speaking.” He said that Nawaz Sharif had no sense of time and space, adding that he served as the chief minister of Punjab during General Zia-ul-Haq martial law in 1985 and always used crutches to reach corridors of power.
“Nawaz Sharif has a tainted political past, and he tried to become the prime minister in 1988 through treachery despite being the head of a minority party. He maneuvered a no-confidence move against the PPP government and abducted our MNAs like Rasheed Bhatti and Father Jacob as the chief minister Punjab,” he said, and added, “Nawaz Sharif, with the help of the then DG ISI General Hameed Gull, formed the IJI against the PPP in the 1990 elections.” To a question, the former federal law minister said that Nawaz Sharif was an unreliable friend who could stab his benefactors in the back any time, adding that he had been hatching conspiracies against former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto. Aitzaz Ahsan said Nawaz Sharif had been guilty of using derogatory language against Benazir Bhutto.
“Nawaz appointed COASs with bad intentions”
About Nawaz Sharif’s criticism of Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa at the PDM’s public meeting, the PPP leader said Nawaz had been guilty of appointing junior generals like General Pervaiz Musharraf as army chiefs in the past, adding that Nawaz always appointed army chiefs with bad intentions and this act spoiled civilian-army relations.