LAHORE: Pakistan Peoples Party’s (PPP) newly appointed Vice President, Babar Awan on Friday reiterated that the federal government had no role in memo scandal and said that the country’s sovereignty could not be affected even by a hundred such memos.
While addressing a lawyers gathering outside the Lahore High Court (LHC) at GPO Chowk, he criticised the PML-N chief Mian Nawaz Sharif for approaching the Supreme Court over the memo case. Awan said “everybody knows that who had asked him (Nawaz) to file a petition on the issue.”
Awan added that the PML-N was misleading the nation by raising alarm on non issues.
About the SC decision on the memo petitions, Awan said the decision was a case of “mourning day” for Nawaz.
The PPP leader was of the view that democratic system was not fully independent in the country as democracy had been forced to a crawl. He said that the country had to face challenges like a severe power crisis but the PML-N was misleading the nation. Holding the Punjab government responsible for crises in the country, Awan said “Punjab government does nothing for people, nor it allows others to do something.”
Lawyers belonging to PPP had gathered to welcome Awan, on his first visit to city after becoming vice president of the PPP.
Awan alleged that Punjab police had been tasked to gather a crowd for PML-N’s public meeting on December 31. He said that there will be another show of patwaris in Gujranwala.
Expressing grief over killings of 14 persons in Gujranwala, Awan said there was no administration in the province as people were being killed without retribution. He alleged that Punjab rulers were utiliding all government recourses to further their political motives
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