'Nawaz's criticism of disqualification verdict gaining popularity in Sindh'

Mushahid invites Ayaz Palijo to PML-N conference on sanctity of vote

Our Correspondent March 30, 2018
Mushahid Hussain Syed. PHOTO: FILE

HYDERABAD: Nawaz Sharif's stance over the judgment that disqualified him from the prime minister's post is gaining popularity even in Sindh.

This was stated by Pakistan Muslim League - Nawaz (PML-N) Senator Mushahid Hussain Syed during a press conference on Thursday at the residence of Qaumi Awami Tehreek (QAT) President Ayaz Latif Palijo in Hyderabad. Syed defended his leader's criticism of the verdicts that disqualified him from being the prime minister and the party's head.

"He [Nawaz] isn't speaking against any individual or institution but only over a judgment," he said. "People can talk about court decisions. They aren't Hadees [sayings of the Holy Prophet (pbuh)]."

Syed maintained that people who made accusations against the Sharif family had so far not proven anything. He also quoted statements of Wajid Zia, the chief of the joint investigation team that investigated Sharif family's alleged corruption,  before an accountability court, which said no allegations had been proven against Nawaz.

He claimed that Nawaz was a popular leader and that his stance was getting wider recognition and support across Pakistan. The senator invited Ayaz to a PML-N-hosted national conference on April 10 in Islamabad on the sanctity of vote and need for national unity in the face of internal and external threats.

Meanwhile, Ayaz complained that Nawaz had failed to deliver his promises which he made during his election campaign in Sindh for the 2013 general elections. He also pointed out that the PML-N-led federal government failed to provide Sindh's due share of water while ignoring large-scale corruption of the Pakistan Peoples Party's Sindh government.

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The QAT head said the people of Sindh were suffering 12 to 18 hours of load-shedding daily. He also raised objection to the Election Commission of Pakistan's delimitation of constituencies for the 2018 general elections, arguing that influential politicians had been given favours in the delimitation.

Ayaz, however, said his party would participate in the conference despite his reservations.

Earlier, Syed also met veteran politician and Awami Tehreek head Rasool Bux Palijo, who was nominated by the PML-N for interim prime minister before the 2013 general elections.


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