Nawaz Sharif has closed all doors of his return, says Sheikh Rashid


ISLAMABAD: Terming the opposition’s All Parties Conference (APC) a failure, Federal Minister for Railways Sheikh Rashid Ahmed on Saturday said that the former prime minister Nawaz Sharif has closed all the doors of his return to Pakistan after his address at the moot earlier in the day.

Talking to Geo News anchor Shahzad Iqbal in ‘Naya Pakistan’ programme, Sheikh Rashid questioned the credibility of Nawaz Sharif as he spoke against the establishment despite the fact that he was brought to power by the former military ruler General Ziaul Haq, adding that the “PML-N supremo will now take political asylum in the UK”.

The PML-N supremo, in his speech at the opposition’s moot via video link from London, had lambasted the Prime Minister Imran Khan’s government over its failure to govern the country democratically.

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The root cause of problems being faced by the country was that the country had been deprived of true democracy while the Constitution also says that the opinion of people should be respected which is the real spirit of democracy, Nawaz Sharif lamented.

“This is the principle of democracy in the world when the democracy is hit, the whole democratic system becomes meaningless,” he had said.

Sheikh Rashid said the call of Maulana Fazlur Rehman for resignations from assemblies was muted by the APC. “The expressions on the faces of Maulana Fazlur Rehman and Shehbaz Sharif at the APC were worth watching,” he remarked.

Maintaining that military has no interest in administrative matters, the federal minister said Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa has clearly told the political leaders to arrange the Gilgit-Baltistan elections on their own as the military is not interested in such matters.

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