Shahid Khaqan Abbasi ‘regrets’ President Arif Alvi’s conduct
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Expressing surprise over the conduct of President Arif Alvi, former prime minister and senior Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Tuesday accused him of refusing to accept the supremacy of parliament, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
Speaking to the media outside an accountability court in Islamabad, Khaqan Abbasi said it was hard to comprehend as to what fault he had found in the National Accountability Bureau-related bill passed by the parliament and sent to him for signatures. “If president of the country will act like member of a political party, how the system will run,” he wondered.
Abbasi said mockingly that if former prime minister and Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan had received any threats, the government would take an appropriate action. “Conspiracies were hatched against him in the past as well, but these were not supported by any evidence,” he said, adding, “I wish the conspiracy he is talking about right now should be similar to the ones he had alleged in the past.”
“This is all figment of his imagination,” former premier opined.
Earlier, the court allowed him to go after marking him present in the LNG reference when he told the judges that his lawyer was about to reach shortly.
Reporters: Ihtesham Kiyani and Farzana Siddique