Sheikh Rashid fires 10 questions at Nawaz Sharif
Addressing a news conference in Lahore, Sheikh Rashid posed 10 questions to Nawaz Sharif including how many calls he had made to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and how many meetings he had with Osama bin Laden.
Sheikh Rashid said people wanted to know how many meetings did you had with Osama and how much money was received from him as a donation? Who provided Ajmal Kasab’s address and data to India? Why did you call the head of the enemy state India from outside Pakistan? Did you feel threatened that your calls were against national security and will be leaked? Why and who organized buses from Lahore and sent them to Islamabad to attack former Chief Justice Sajjad Ali Shah? Who offered breakfast to organized buses at Punjab House and later attacked Supreme Court? You left the country on medical ground. Why you only talk about the vote and not about court? Who was behind Dawn Leaks? If you have confessed now then why you denied it earlier? How much money was spent on 2013 elections and how much money was received from Saif-ur-Rehman from Qatar? How many days were spent in London to plan the clash outside the NAB office and what efforts were made to stop cameras from covering the incident? Who issued the letter signed by Hussain Haqqani for character assassination of Benazir Bhutto?
Later, answering questions of media persons, Sheikh Rashid said that he is not a spokesman of any institution. “Meeting Chief of Army Staff (COAS) will be an honour and I don’t meet people privately,” he added.
Criticizing opposition, he said that they discuss personal agendas in meetings called on national issues. Pakistan People Party (PPP) will never resign from assemblies and by-elections will be held in case some members of PML-N resign, the minister said.
Sheikh Rashid took a U-turn on his earlier statements, saying parliamentary leaders’ meetings with Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa were not an important matter.
He made it clear “I am not anyone’s spokesman. I do not take advice from people. In fact, I give them advice.”
The minister reiterated his claims and said he doubted that ‘Tota League’ (parrot league) would not come out from Noon and Sheen league.
Responding to a question, Sheikh Rashid said from 15th October the original schedule for trains operation will be resumed on pre-virus timetable and from October online booking will be kicked off from Lahore Freight Line instead of Karachi station.