Nawaz bars party members from meeting with military reps
In a tweet on Thursday, the PML-N leader said that the recent incident proved that some secret meetings were being advertised to get wanted results. This should be stopped once for all, he added. He restrained his party members from attending such secret meetings next time. He said that none of his party members would meet the military officials in any capacity.
حالیہ واقعات سے ایک بار پھر ثابت ہوتا ہے کہ کس طرح بعض ملاقاتیں سات پردوں میں چھپی رہتی اور کس طرح بعض کی تشہیر کرکے مرضی کےمعنی پہنائے جاتے ہیں۔یہ کھیل اب بند ہوجانا چاہئے۔ آج میں اپنی جماعت کو ہدایات جاری کررہا ہوں کہ آئین پاکستان کے تقاضوں اور خودمسلح افواج کواپنے حلف کی۔۔۔1/2— Nawaz Sharif (@NawazSharifMNS) September 24, 2020
Nawaz Sharif said that party would hold meeting with establishment if it is necessary for national defence and constitutional requirement. He said that every such meeting would be declared with the approval of the party leadership.
پاسداری یاد کرانےکےلئے آئیندہ ہماری جماعت کا کوئی رکن،انفرادی،جماعتی یا ذاتی سطح پر عسکری اور متعلقہ ایجنسیوں کےنمائندوں سے ملاقات نہیں کرے گا۔قومی دفاع اور آئینی تقاضوں کےلئے ضروری ہوا تو جماعتی قیادت کی منظوری کےساتھ ایسی ہر ملاقات اعلانیہ ہوگی اور اسےخفیہ نہیں رکھا جائے گا۔2/2— Nawaz Sharif (@NawazSharifMNS) September 24, 2020
On Wednesday, Director-General Inter-Services Public Relations Maj General Babar Iftikhar confirmed that PML-N leader Muhammad Zubair had met twice with Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa. The DIG ISPR said DG ISI Faiz Hameed was also present in the meetings.
Talking to a TV channel, he said both meetings were held on the request of Muhammad Zubair and he discussed the issues relating to Nawaz Sharif and Maryam Nawaz.
The DG ISPR said the first meeting was held in last week of August and second was on September 7. Maj General Babar said in both the meetings Zubair only talked about issues related to Nawaz Sharif and Maryam Nawaz.
Responding to the issue, PML-N leader Muhammad Zubair said he did not ask any favour for his party leaders in meeting with Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa. Zubair said he has some 40-year old relations with COAS Bajwa and it was not the first time he met with the COAS. He said he never met COAS ever for any political reasons and he did not represent anyone in the meetings.
He said neither Nawaz Sharif nor Maryam Nawaz asked for the meetings. He said he discussed different things with the COAS including political ones but that was not meant for asking favours.