Adversarial advice: Don’t rock the boat, Nawaz told

Published: May 6, 2012

Shujaat says Nawaz should wait for detailed judgment of Supreme Court against Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani. PHOTO: FILE

The head of Pakistan Muslim League (PML-Quaid) Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain on Saturday called upon PML-N leader Mian Nawaz Sharif to abandon his “long march” strategy and stop sabotaging the democratic process.

Instead, he said, the PML-N chief should wait for the detailed judgment of the Supreme Court against Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani.

Shujaat made these remarks at the book launch of Will & Skill by Mowahid Hussain Shah, his party said in a statement.

“The PML-N leadership had already done an about-turn on his (Nawaz’s) long-march statement,” said Shujaat, advising the PML-N chief to end the confusion and come out with a clear stance.

The recent statement by Chief of Army Staff General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani was a warning for all stakeholders and no one should adopt a path of confrontation, the statement said.

“We will also discuss our strategy once the apex court issues its detailed judgment. In my view, the detailed judgment should be released soon to end the confusion,” he added. Asked whether his party would nominate any of its leaders for the top post, Shujaat said that only the PPP had a right to do so since it is the major political partner in the coalition government.

Rejecting the plea for snap polls, Shujaat said an early election would serve no purpose. “All political parties should prepare for the next elections and the people of Pakistan would decide their fate in the polls,” he added.

He said that elections would be held in March next year.

Published in The Express Tribune, May 6th, 2012.

Reader Comments (7)

  • Hasan Awan
    May 6, 2012 - 9:08AM

    Sorry to say ET but overtime I have seen that ET could only have updates about Controversial news lately. Do you know that PMLN recently announced the Flats for labors on Labour day and distributed keys but ET was silent on it. Similarly Faisalabad UrbanTranport Service have been introduced by Punjab government last day and ET is mum on it. Why ET always unveil PMLN as a Controversial league and show only side of the coin.?

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  • Attif Abbas
    May 6, 2012 - 9:31AM

    Detailed Judgement wouldn’t set the Gilani free.I think the way PPP has treated the SC ,there are already proof available for more than 5 Contempt cases against Gilani.

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  • Kaleem
    May 6, 2012 - 9:58AM

    Why ET is giving importance to political leader who enjoys 0% support across all provinces.

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  • Hairaan
    May 6, 2012 - 10:46AM

    Who actually is rocking the boat? Nawaz or Gilani?

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  • Chilli
    May 6, 2012 - 11:50AM

    Leaders of Jokers??? Entertainment unlimited!

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  • Realist
    May 6, 2012 - 12:20PM

    Nawaz is confused, not going for protests means giving space to PTI and going for protests means hoping the public comes out in huge numbers in this hot weather. Between the devil and deep blue sea.

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  • ayaz bukhari
    May 6, 2012 - 6:33PM

    totally agree with Realist, nawaz is confused,………………. he doesn’t know, what to do? at one side PPP on the other PTI.

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