Nisar cautions Nawaz to avoid confrontation with judiciary

Published: October 12, 2017
Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan. PHOTO: AFP

Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan. PHOTO: AFP

Former interior minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan reiterated on Thursday that clashes between state institutions was not good for the future of the country.

In a press conference in Taxila, Nisar cautioned deposed prime minister Nawaz Sharif to avoid confrontation with the judiciary.

“It is a part of our oath not to criticise the institutions,” he said.

Nisar said that differences between the intuitions were not good for the country, democracy and for Nawaz himself.

“I would like to believe that the courts are deciding on the facts of the case presented before them,” he added.

He went on to say that Pakistan has the fifth largest military in the world and allowing another country to conduct a military operation on the country’s soil would be demeaning.

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His statement was in response to Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif’s statement suggesting that the US should conduct a joint military operation with Pakistan to counter terrorism.

In response to another question about Asif’s ‘put our house in order’ remarks, Nisar questioned: “Who stopped us from cleaning our own house? No one. This is not an issue that requires repeated statements.”

“If the prime minister or the ministers invest their time in putting their house in order rather than politicking it would be a win-win situation for all,” he added.

On October 10, 2017 Asif told anchor Javed Chaudhry, on the Express News, that Islamabad has offered Washington an in-sync operation against the Haqqani network.

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