'Forward bloc' soon to emerge in PML-N: Rashid

Railways minister says Maryam destroyed PML-N

Our Correspondent July 07, 2019
Railways minister Sheikh Rasheed. PHOTO: FILE

LAHORE: Federal Minister for Railways Sheikh Rashid has claimed that 37 members of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) from Punjab Assembly have consented to form a ‘forward bloc’ but the alliance fell short of 17 members for the purpose.

Addressing a news conference at Railways Headquarters here on Saturday, Rashid said that an announcement will soon be made regarding the formation of PML-N forward bloc in Punjab Assembly and the remaining 17 legislators will join the new group.

Rashid said that the next 90 days in politics are critical for the country.

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Referring to PML-N leaders, he noted that now it was the turn of those who were making hue and cry. He maintained that Maryam Nawaz had destroyed PML-N, while Nawaz’s sons Hassan and Hussain will never make the mistake of coming back to Pakistan.

He said that Shehbaz’s son Salman was clever to flee the country whereas Ishaq Dar will be brought back soon. Rashid declared that former premier Shahid Khaqan Abbadi will soon be behind the bars.

He said that legislators in Pakistan enjoyed privileges in prison as nowhere in the world.

“The facilities provided to politicians in jails here are not provided anywhere in the world,” he said.

The minister pointed out that the wealth amassed by Sharif family will not bring any good to them. He said that no major change will occur if the Senate chairman is de-seated.

Commenting on Bilawal Bhutto Zardari’s, Rashid observed that now his ‘length’ was matching with the PPP chairman as he had asked him not to pay heed to his father’ advice if he wanted to be successful in politics.

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He termed Prime Minister Imran Khan’s upcoming visits to Russia and United States a success of the foreign policy.

Rashid said he had apprised the cabinet division that if the railways land is given, the department will meet its deficit.

The minister claimed that the opposition will fail despite all tactics, while the future belongs to PM Imran.

He claimed that Shehbaz Sharif was made the opposition leader through conspiracy, while production orders for him were never issued.


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Sheikh Sa'adi | 1 year ago | Reply When Muslims invaded India, most Hindus remained Hindu at great personal cost and risk, some others formed a 'Forward Block' with the invaders. Some of them, for example Mir Zafar, formed a 'Forward Block' with the British. There is a long history of 'Forward Blocks'. We also know them as 'Turn Coats'.
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