Democratic principals: Muqam questions PPP, PAT and PTI alliance

Published: December 26, 2017
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Tahirul Qadri and Imran Khan. PHOTO: AFP

Tahirul Qadri and Imran Khan. PHOTO: AFP

PESHAWAR: In a veiled jab at political opponents, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz’s senior-most leader in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa has said that some people were following politics of accusations and tirades ignoring the interests and welfare of people living in the country.

The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) President and Adviser to the Prime Minister Engr. Ameer Muqam on Monday questioned a political alliance between the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and the Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT).

“I wonder what principles of democracy the PAT Chairman Maulana Tahirul Qadri, PPP Co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari and PTI Chairman Imran Khan have agreed and united upon,” Muqam questioned while addressing a public gathering in connection with 142 birth anniversary of Father of the nation, Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah.

“They are planning an agenda of uncertainty but will fail,” he vowed.

Referring to the string of court decision against senior party leaders including former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and finance minister Ishaq Dar, Muqam stated that while unjust, the party had accepted the orders.

Defending allegations that the incumbent premier was nothing but a puppet, the adviser said that Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi — who was on a tour of K-P and the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) on Monday — was a party worker, and the next nominated candidate for the slot was Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif, but it will always be Nawaz who will make the decisions.

“Quaid has never recommended the politics of sit-ins, using abusive language against national leaders or using force to impose their agendas,” Muqam told the gathering.

Published in The Express Tribune, December 26th, 2017.

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