Sheikh Rashid demands ban on PML-N

Says Nawaz Sharif to suffer same fate as Altaf Hussain

By: News Desk      Published: 03:39 PM, 17 Oct, 2020
Sheikh Rashid demands ban on PML-N

Minister for Railways Sheikh Rashid Ahmed on Saturday demanded a ban on PML-N, declaring Nawaz Sharif as part two of the MQM founder.

Addressing a news conference in Lahore, Sheikh Rashid maintained that a ban should be imposed on the PML-N if it works on agenda of the enemy.

He said that if the PML-N continued to "speak the language of the enemy" then it should be banned. "I cannot issue (a ban), Nawaz has strangled his own politics. He is a student of Ziaul Haq's academy, is a product of GHQ gate number 4. Never was he a student leader," said Sh Rashid.

The minister said that the PML-N supremo remained silent for a year and now he has killed his own politics. He further said Friday’s speech of Nawaz Sharif was broadcasted all over India.

Sh Rashid also accused Nawaz Sharif of wanting a clash between the institutions and said that Pakistan Army is the guarantor of peace and stability in the country.

The minister said that billions of rupees were spent on ‘failed’ rally of PDM. This 11-party alliance would have never taken any form if Maryam was allowed to travel abroad, he claimed.

He said all parties took part in legislation about extension of Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa.

"Your political funeral will come from London. Your politics will not thrive in Pakistan now," Sheikh Rashid warned Nawaz Sharif.

The minister said that he knew about a secret meeting between Nawaz Sharif and another personality that took place in Istanbul's Renaissance Hotel, but refrained from revealing more. "Nawaz Sharif, I know about the meeting at Hotel Renaissance in Istanbul [that took place] at 11:20," he said, putting a finger to his lips. "I am not allowed to speak on it. And I have prohibited myself from speaking about it."

The minister challenged the PML-N to resign from the assemblies if they are serious in their campaign against the government. "Hand in your resignations. You will know where you stand," he said. 

He said that Nawaz was playing a dangerous game against the Pakistan Army, slamming the former prime minister of towing the line of international powers by tarnishing the image of the brave armed forces. 

"Do they think governments go because of rallies?" asked Sheikh Rashid. "If this rally is compared to Benazir Bhutto's 1986 and Imran Khan's Lahore rally (2011), then this was a failed and incomplete rally," he said. 

To a question, he replied he had stopped judging political rallies on the basis of numbers. "I judge rallies by their engagement nowadays," he said.

Talking about former Punjab chief minister Shehbaz Sharif, Sh Rashid said that the prime minister's aide Shahzad Akbar would know more about who the PML-N president is meeting with. 

Sh Rashid lashed out at Nawaz Sharif, saying “Your political funeral will come from London. Your politics will not thrive in Pakistan now.”