PML-N demands Shehbaz Sharif’s immediate return
Sabir Shah says Nawaz’s narrative has been set aside, criticises party policies
The demand was made at a joint meeting of the PML-N’s parliamentary parties in the National Assembly and Senate. The session was chaired by senior party leaders Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, Raja Zafarul Haq, Ahsan Iqbal and Khawaja Asif.
It was Mohsin Shahnawaz Ranjha – an MNA from Sargodha – who raised the issue and called for the immediate return of Shehbaz from London. Later, the entire meeting expressed its support to the demand.
During the meeting, Javed Latif MNA and Senator Sabir Shah too on occasion were critical of the leadership in their speeches.
Sabir said the party had forgotten the narrative of Nawaz Sharif and warned that the people too would them if correctional measures were not taken.
Criticising the party policies, he said the PML-N should have taken advantage of the PTI government’s poor performance, but it wasn’t the case.
Similarly, Latif stressed the need for expanding the circle which make the decisions within the party.
On the other hand, Khawaja Asif was of the opinion that all the decisions were taken in consultation with the party supremo.
The meeting deliberated upon different issues, including the health of Nawaz Sharif, the current economic and political situation, and the political victimisation of the party and its leader.
According to a statement issued by the PML-N, the meeting was unanimous in its view that no compromise should be made on Nawaz Sharif’s health and he should stay in London as long as required.
It condemned the attack on his personal physician Dr Adan and said the London police should provide justice to him.
The meeting said over 2,000 points loss in the stock exchange was an alarm bell of economic destruction, adding that there would be nothing left if the economy was destroyed.
The PML-N leaders rejected the report on flour and sugar crisis and said the suggested parliamentary committee had not been formed so far to investigate the matter.