Memogate: 'PML-N will go to court if government does not conduct impartial inquiry'

Published: November 19, 2011
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Sharif says such an issue would not have taken place if government had acted upon Charter of Democracy. PHOTO: ZAFAR ASLAM/FILE

Sharif says such an issue would not have taken place if government had acted upon Charter of Democracy. PHOTO: ZAFAR ASLAM/FILE

MANDRA: Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif said on Saturday that the Memogate issue will be taken to court if the government does not form an impartial inquiry commission to probe the matter.

Speaking to the media in Mandra, Sharif said that the Memogate issue should not go unnoticed by the government.

(Read: The case of the curious memo)

He said that the PML-N always stood by its principles and that the government should be answerable for its role in the incident.

(Read: Memogate: Opposition bays for blood)

Sharif said that President Asif Ali Zardari should have acted upon the Charter of Democracy which would have saved the PPP-led government from the disgrace it is facing right now.

(Read: Memogate: Zardari terms memo conspiracy against PPP govt)

“Had the government been acting upon the Charter of Democracy then such an issue would not have taken place.”

Bugti case: ‘Musharraf should undergo trial’

Sharif said that former president Pervez Musharraf should undergo a court trial in the Nawab Akbar Bugti murder case.

The PML-N leader said that “when a person like Zulfikar Ali Bhutto could be hanged to death, then Musharraf should not be spared on the basis of his previous post in Pakistan Army.”

(Read: Akbar Bugti murder case: ‘All evidence against Musharraf lost’)

 ‘Democratic process must continue’

Sharif said that the democratic process must continue with the senate elections and that the PML-N was not scared of the polls. He said the polls should be carried out on the decided time.

Sharif said that that it was not necessary that the government would win the polls as all members in both provincial and national assemblies were not from Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP).

(Read: Senate election: PML-N may dissolve Punjab Assembly as last resort)

He said that the PML-N never endangered the sovereignty of Pakistan. The PML-N chief added that many a time, the PML-N had protected Pakistan’s sovereignty and that it had “never traded it.”

Blame-game

Sharif said that PML-N speaks on issues like the Abbotabbad Commission and killing of journalists. He said that many politicians come on the forefront and played a blame-game, but never spoke about any of these issues.

He said that it saddened him how the media had forgotten about Saleem Shehzad and Wali Khan Babar. Sharif added that an inquiry should be done until the face of the culprit is brought to the front.

(Read: The case of the curious memo)

He said that the PML-N always stood by its principles and that the government should be answerable for its role in the incident.

(Read: Memogate: Opposition bays for blood)

Sharif said that President Asif Ali Zardari should have acted upon the Charter of Democracy which would have saved the PPP-led government from the disgrace it is facing right now.

(Read: Memogate: Zardari terms memo conspiracy against PPP govt)

“Had the government been acting upon the Charter of Democracy then such an issue would not have taken place.”

Bugti case: ‘Musharraf should undergo trial’

Sharif said that former president Pervez Musharraf should undergo a court trial in the Nawab Akbar Bugti murder case.

The PML-N leader said that “when a person like Zulfikar Ali Bhutto could be hanged to death, then Musharraf should not be spared on the basis of his previous post in Pakistan Army.”

(Read: Akbar Bugti murder case: ‘All evidence against Musharraf lost’)

 ‘Democratic process must continue’

Sharif said that the democratic process must continue with the senate elections and that the PML-N was not scared of the polls. He said the polls should be carried out on the decided time.

Sharif said that that it was not necessary that the government would win the polls as all members in both provincial and national assemblies were not from Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP).

(Read: Senate election: PML-N may dissolve Punjab Assembly as last resort)

He said that the PML-N never endangered the sovereignty of Pakistan. The PML-N chief added that many a time, the PML-N had protected Pakistan’s sovereignty and that it had “never traded it.”

Blame-game

Sharif said that PML-N speaks on issues like the Abbotabbad Commission and killing of journalists. He said that many politicians come on the forefront and played a blame-game, but never spoke about any of these issues.

He said that it saddened him how the media had forgotten about Saleem Shehzad and Wali Khan Babar. Sharif added that an inquiry should be done until the face of the culprit is brought to the front.

Speaking to the media in Mandra, Sharif said that the Memogate issue should not go unnoticed by the government.

(Read: The case of the curious memo)

He said that the PML-N always stood by its principles and that the government should be answerable for its role in the incident.

(Read: Memogate: Opposition bays for blood)

Sharif said that President Asif Ali Zardari should have acted upon the Charter of Democracy which would have saved the PPP-led government from the disgrace it is facing right now.

(Read: Memogate: Zardari terms memo conspiracy against PPP govt)

“Had the government been acting upon the Charter of Democracy then such an issue would not have taken place.”

Bugti case: ‘Musharraf should undergo trial’

Sharif said that former president Pervez Musharraf should undergo a court trial in the Nawab Akbar Bugti murder case.

The PML-N leader said that “when a person like Zulfikar Ali Bhutto could be hanged to death, then Musharraf should not be spared on the basis of his previous post in Pakistan Army.”

(Read: Akbar Bugti murder case: ‘All evidence against Musharraf lost’)

 ‘Democratic process must continue’

Sharif said that the democratic process must continue with the senate elections and that the PML-N was not scared of the polls. He said the polls should be carried out on the decided time.

Sharif said that that it was not necessary that the government would win the polls as all members in both provincial and national assemblies were not from Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP).

(Read: Senate election: PML-N may dissolve Punjab Assembly as last resort)

He said that the PML-N never endangered the sovereignty of Pakistan. The PML-N chief added that many a time, the PML-N had protected Pakistan’s sovereignty and that it had “never traded it.”

Blame-game

Sharif said that PML-N speaks on issues like the Abbotabbad Commission and killing of journalists. He said that many politicians come on the forefront and played a blame-game, but never spoke about any of these issues.

He said that it saddened him how the media had forgotten about Saleem Shehzad and Wali Khan Babar. Sharif added that an inquiry should be done until the face of the culprit is brought to the front.

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Reader Comments (14)

  • Kashif Iqbal
    Nov 19, 2011 - 6:05PM

    You’re the only true leader of Pakistan. Love you Nawaz Sharif :)

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  • MS
    Nov 19, 2011 - 7:41PM

    Go to Court. We will NOT do an impartial inquiry. We are masters of bluffing the nation.

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  • Usman
    Nov 19, 2011 - 7:43PM

    @Kashif Iqbal:
    This only true leader did the same thing when he was in power. Listen Najam Sethi about Shahbaz Sharif asking the US govt. for help against military estabilshement in 1999 (before coup).

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  • MA
    Nov 19, 2011 - 8:55PM

    @Kashif Iqbal: people like you deserve the state of affairs that we see in our Country till eternity!

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  • Ch. Allah Daad
    Nov 19, 2011 - 10:04PM

    Mian Sahib, when Generals were about to hang you, did you write a letter, called on phone or sent a messenger to Bill Clinton for help?

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  • Gahratmand
    Nov 19, 2011 - 11:07PM

    The whole Memo thing seems absurd – How can USA CJCOS  Mullen influence Pakistani Generals or for that matter the GHQ? That’s not possible our Army, Air-force & Navy are independent of all foreign [especially US] influence; they are highly trained alert and patriotic force, therefore it’s totally naive to think that an appeal to M Mullen US CJSC would lead to change of policies in Rawalpindi :) 

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  • Mirza
    Nov 19, 2011 - 11:51PM

    Why would Sharif not go to the streets and or courts to find out who was hiding and protecting OBL and other terrorists that has ruined Pakistan’s reputation. Why would he not try to un-mask who attacked GHQ, Mehran Base and Kargil? Who has done the killings and atrocities in East Pakistan and who has conspired to kill first elected PM? Who has benefitted most (Sharif Brothers) from the hanging of ZAB that the whole world says was unjust? As we say in Urdu “Sharm tum ko magar nahi aati”

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  • Aftab Kenneth Wilson
    Nov 20, 2011 - 12:23AM

    Their man in SC is waiting for this petition with open arms, certainly as usual. NS should first go back to his own time as PM and check out what he did and pleaded his case to the only super power. People must first know the meaning of memorandum which in a real sense is only of a small single page. The President of our country or of any country has several direct means and ways to show his concern rather than using an Ambassador. Even the Ambassador has all right to meet any high official of the host country. Why will he use a person who is attached with a certain tabloid news paper which is the Fox News (widely known as such)??? NS must be knowing who is behind this game of attrition and as such stop crying Wolf Wolf Wolf.

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  • Faraz
    Nov 20, 2011 - 12:50AM

    Lip-service. Again fooling the masses.

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  • Nov 20, 2011 - 1:51AM

    Of course Mian Sahib will go to court. After all there has not been a single decision which has gone against the PML(N). We all know ‘azaad adlia’ is for whom. In fact I am surprised that he has not already gone to court and got a decision in his favour. Mian Sahib should go to court immediately and get the case fixed before the cases of Shahbaz Sharif, Air Marshal Asghar Khan are taken up.

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  • MarkH
    Nov 20, 2011 - 4:40AM

    @Gahratmand:
    Are you just saying that because you heard it one time somewhere? You did not describe the Pakistani military whatsoever. Not even one single trait you said fits. I’m not even trying to bash them. You’re just completely oblivious given the fact “alert” alone is ridiculous considering the very circumstances that created the memo.

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  • Starboy
    Nov 20, 2011 - 6:24AM

    Mian Saheb what happened to May 2nd judicial commission.

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  • ihtisham
    Nov 20, 2011 - 6:26AM

    A judicial commission should be formed to investigate & bring all the looted money from abroad.

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  • MJK
    Nov 20, 2011 - 7:13AM

    can someone please tell him that we do not care what he says.

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