Don’t even try to silence me, warns Nawaz
PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif on Thursday said Pakistan had been isolated at the international stage due to the policies adopted by the current setup which had destroyed the country, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
Those, who installed Imran Khan as a stooge, responsible for the current inflation, deteriorating law and order situation, higher dollar price and poverty, said the former premier. Pakistan, he said, was set to join the G-20 block but every sector had been destroyed by the current setup.
In his address to the PML-N Central Working Committee, Nawaz said their fight wasn’t with Imran Khan and those who installed him must explain why they had imposed “this treat” [Imran] on the country by stealing the people’s mandate.
“You had won the elections” but the results were manufactured to impose the selected as prime minister, he told the party leaders. Rigging elections and manipulating results were the biggest crime, said Nawaz.
No one should even try to silence him as he would not remain silent, the former prime minister remarked and added that he could not act as a silent spectator in the given state of affairs.
He asked the participants whether they should be seen on the right side of the history and if they would back him in his struggle, to which those attending the meeting responded in affirmative.
“I would not let you down,” Nawaz promised and said the entire nation with the support of Almighty Allah would extend unconditional backing.
The people – badly affected by alarming inflation and widespread joblessness – wanted to get rid of the current mess and “you people” [the party leaders] were already late, Nawaz said. The people could not afford more delay, he remarked.
“Where are the 10 million jobs which you had promised?” the former prime minister asked and reminded the audience that the PML-N had maintained a low dollar exchange rate and food items prices.
Meanwhile, the former prime minister also repeated his earlier statement about Lt-Gen (retd) Asim Salim Bajwa and questioned how he did accumulate assets worth hundreds of millions in the US. He also discussed his role “in sabotaging the Senate elections in Balochistan”.
About the BRT Peshawar, he remarked that it was the most expensive project in Pakistan’s history but a bus was catching fire every other day.
The former prime minister said he saluted every soldier performing his duties at the border but no those who rigged elections and barged into the Prime Minister’s House. “I salute those who follow his oath,” Nawaz said after reading out the oath taken at the time of joining the military for the audience.