‘I suggested Nawaz Sharif apologise for Musharraf deal’

Published: January 6, 2012

Hashmi accuses govt of depriving his constituency of development funds.

MULTAN: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf leader Makhdoom Javed Hashmi said on Friday that he had on numerous occasions suggested PML president Nawaz Sharif to apologise to the people for agreeing to exile to Saudi Arabia under an agreement with General Pervaiz Musharraf.

Hashmi was speaking to the media at Multan Press Club.

He said people had seen how Nawaz Sharif and his family went to Saudi Arabia leaving party workers alone here in the country to face the Musharraf government. Hashmi advised his former colleagues in the PML-N not to trust Nawaz Sharif.

Hashmi also condemned the PML-N government in the province. He alleged that his constituency was deprived of development funds by the provincial government.

Hashmi said despite innumerable requests by him funds had not been released by the government for development projects in his constituency. He said funds earmarked for his constituency were spent in other constituencies. “My constituents blamed me for not providing them any relief. They started suspecting my loyalty towards them,” Hashmi said.

The PTI leader said while the PML-N mentions Aafia Siddiqui’s case it does not talk about Aimal Kaansi who had been ‘gifted to the Americans’?

He said he was the first person in PML-N who raised a voice for Aafia Siddiqui.

Hashmi congratulated the winners of Multan Press Club elections and advised them to continue working for the independence of media.

He said he himself had faced the accountability by the media. “I have always trusted the people to judge me fairly. They are the only source of power for a politician,” he said.

PTI men condemn Awan for ‘lack of respect for courts’

Meanwhile, PTI workers staged protests demonstration in Multan and other cities in south Punjab against PPP’s Babar Awan for allegedly disrespecting the Supreme Court. They raised slogans against Awan and also burnt his effigy.

PTI leader Tariq Naeemullah said they wanted to send a message to all political parties of the country that PTI would defend the ‘independent judiciary’ against any conspiracy.

He said Supreme Courts’ directives should be enforced by the government.

He said PPP’s leader Benazir Bhutto had also stood up for the independence of judiciary. He said had Awan been loyal to Benazir’s message he would have avoided showing disrespect for the courts.

The protesters said the Chief Justice of Pakistan should suspend Awan’s license for practicing law in the country.

Published in The Express Tribune, January 7th, 2012. 

Reader Comments (13)

  • zia ur rehman
    Jan 7, 2012 - 12:07AM

    lolz…Hashmi saab spilling the beans of so called “shareefs”…keep it up sir and just as a reminder for pmln dudes, this is not the first time mr hashmi is saying this; he also said this many times when he was in pmln……..:))))

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  • blithe
    Jan 7, 2012 - 1:55AM

    What a joke!
    He is now sitting in a party that polishes the boots of establishment,,, and he is saying all this…

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  • dr abid abbas
    Jan 7, 2012 - 2:18AM

    mr hashmi leave the politics of mr nawaz n concentrate to help IK to built PTI on merit and try to convince Imran Khan to stop taking pervaiz musharaf n its allis as well because most of PTI workers n voter are confused n tensd because of these rumorz that ex king is coming to hijack the PTI
    thanx dr abid abbasRecommend

  • Falcon
    Jan 7, 2012 - 4:13AM

    Well the game is finally heating up for PMLN. Let me grab pop corn and soda :)

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  • Kaleem
    Jan 7, 2012 - 4:58AM

    Lets assume PMLN is that bad, why Hashmi sb stayed with them for 20+ years. IK is in politics for 15 years, why he joined PTI only after 30th Oct Lahore jalsa.

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  • zia ur rehman
    Jan 7, 2012 - 8:59AM

    @Kaleem:
    whats to assume??….everything is now very clear now……..

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  • kuku
    Jan 7, 2012 - 11:33AM

    pti is not allying with apml they have repeated this stance a number of times so its high time that we put this rumor aside.
    secondly, he stayed with pml-n for 20 years because he used to care for an ordinary pml-n worker who like all of us wants to see a better pakistan, otherwise he was always ignored by pml-n leadership who did not take into account all of his struggles for the party!

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  • ihtisham
    Jan 7, 2012 - 11:44AM

    keep telling the truth sir. thumbs up to javed hashmi.

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  • salim
    Jan 7, 2012 - 12:12PM

    PML N is essentially run by a small group with dictatorial attitudes.

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  • adeel ahmed
    Jan 7, 2012 - 2:32PM

    Why Nawz lie about deal, then they said it was 5 years deal then it is clear that deal was of 10 years.

    Nawz Sharif jhoot kun boltai hain

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  • Jan 7, 2012 - 3:54PM

    @ALL
    Javed Hashmi is a Sincere Politician …….. he calls spade a spade , whether he was in Pml (N) or in PTI ………………….
    So, *Aik Bahadur Admi…… Hashmi Hashmi…… *
    He would always be remembered in histroy :)

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  • Imran
    Jan 7, 2012 - 8:40PM

    Im praying musharraf returns so he can spill the beans on how the shareefs ran away to saudi arabia leaving there poor workers behind!! Not a sign of a strong captain :-P

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  • J
    Jan 9, 2012 - 12:17AM

    @ALL
    i am not defending nawaz shareef,but we all know if he wouldn’t leave the country at that time he would have suffered the same fate as ZA Bhutto…and for IK fans i m sorry to say its the same old wine in new bottles….same lagharis,qasooris and makhdooms who were once the ministers of musharraf regime are now standing with IK……. it would have been much better if IK would have brought forward new faces with no corruption charges…..

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