Establishment ready to limit roles if Pakistan progresses, says Rana Sanaullah

PM's advisor assures current leadership has no 'personal agenda'

News Desk July 01, 2024
PML-N leader Rana Sanaullah addressing a press conference in Lahore on Monday, May 27, 2024. SCREENGRAB

Prime Minister’s Adviser on Political and Public Affairs Rana Sanaullah announced that the current establishment is prepared to limit their roles if economic and political progress is ensured.

During an appearance on a programme on Aaj News on Monday, Sanaullah stated, "I say this with utmost belief and complete information that the current establishment has no personal agenda. These people have no personal agenda."

His comments came in response to questions about the establishment's involvement in politics.

Sanaullah acknowledged historical issues, noting that some previous establishment leaders had long-term personal agendas.

"Some people in the establishment had 10-11 year agendas. Some even had agendas for their whole life," he remarked. However, he assured that the current leadership's sole focus is on national stability.

Also Read: No room for those who left during crisis: PTI

Addressing the media absence of PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif, Sanaullah clarified, "Nothing is holding him back." He emphasised the importance of timing in politics, suggesting that actions must be taken "at the right time."

He dismissed claims that apolitical forces favour Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif over Nawaz, noting that it was Nawaz who nominated his brother for the premiership.

On the issue of who the lawmakers listen to, Sanaullah explained, "As lawmakers, they listen to the PM, and as party leaders, they listen to the PML-N president."

He highlighted that the PML-N has always been open to dialogue, criticising the PTI for avoiding the negotiating table.

Sanaullah also addressed speculation around talks with Maulana Fazlur Rehman, clarifying that all meetings between the PML-N leadership and the JUI-F chief were transparent and focused on mutual concerns.

Read More: Fazlur Rehman calls for fresh elections, assurance of non-interference from establishment

Opposition leaders have recently voiced concerns about the influence of non-political forces in the country's political sphere. Rehman on Sunday urged all institutions, including the Armed Forces of Pakistan, to adhere strictly to their constitutional roles.

"The whole nation is standing beside the army for the country’s defence, but interference in political matters is against their oath and Constitution that we cannot accept," Rehman asserted to reporters.


Replying to X

Comments are moderated and generally will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive.

For more information, please see our Comments FAQ