PML-N will continue jihad until missing persons are recovered: Sharif

Published: February 17, 2012
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Sharif says his party will move resolution in National Assembly to back the missing persons case. PHOTO: EXPRESS/ FILE

Sharif says his party will move resolution in National Assembly to back the missing persons case. PHOTO: EXPRESS/ FILE

ISLAMABAD: On the third day of the protest camp set up by the families of the missing persons in front of the Parliament House, Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) came to console them. “We [PML-N] will continue this jihad until they [missing persons] are recovered,” said party chief Nawaz Sharif.

Sharif said that his party will raise its voice against the issue. “This cannot be tolerated. All of this is happening under the nose of the democratic government.”

Sharif said, “We will move a resolution in the National Assembly to back the missing persons case.” He said that those who will oppose the resolution will be exposed in front of everyone.

“We cannot see this happening to the families of over 1,000 missing persons from across the country,” said Sharif. “Their family members have been picked up by unknown people, they don’t know of their whereabouts and their condition.”

He also extended his party’s support to the missing persons in Balochistan. “I want to assure my brothers in Balochistan that we will raise our voice for them as well. We do not discriminate between provinces,” said Sharif.

“Our heads are hanging in shame because of the society that we live in, who are these people going to go to?”questioned Sharif “I ask, why the government doesn’t inquire about this?”

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  • Feb 17, 2012 - 4:40PM

    So finally there is someone with Baluchs too! Good Gesture!

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  • Feb 17, 2012 - 4:43PM

    Btw i don’t see Imran khan talking about the missing persons? is this not in a National Interest or its just less important and they don’t want to waste their energy on such issues?

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  • K Ali
    Feb 17, 2012 - 5:05PM

    Take as much political mileage out of Balochistan issue as possible before PTI takes a lead on the issue.I struggle to decide which camp PMLN is in, it keeps changing its positions whenever suitable.

    “Mian Saab” can I ask about your memo petition? You have all but withdrawn it.
    May Allah save us from leaders like him and may Allah give our nation the wisdom to see through their words.

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  • Khalid
    Feb 17, 2012 - 5:24PM

    What a disappointment Mian Shaib has been. What an unlucky and cursed Nation we are to have a President like Mr Zaradri and Leader of the opposition in Mr Nawaz, Yes we are paying for our misdeeds …… we know what Mr Zardari is all about but we never are sure about your agenda….

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  • Ali Q
    Feb 17, 2012 - 6:03PM

    @hamza:

    Nawaz sharif has been in power for multiple periods in the history of this country. Even the supposedly now-reformed NS took 4 years into this government’s term, on an issue that certainly hasn’t recently flared up. Reeks of political point scoring in an election year?

    On the IK thing: Half the issues readers here say he doesnt talk about, he actually does. If you would spend less energy trying to undermine his credibility as a leader and more of an effort trying to find out what he says..no energy would be wasted. Not yours, not Imran’s and .. Not mine.

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  • popsaeed
    Feb 17, 2012 - 6:08PM

    @K Ali:
    Correction : Not withdraw yet correct your information

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  • Feb 17, 2012 - 6:18PM

    @Ali Q:

    Bro Trust me leaders are those who really exist he even couldn’t manage to win couple of seats in past 15 years, i wonder how people could even call him a leader… better i waste my energy in watching some mirza’s allegations against MQM instead of watching PTI hugging MQM’s delegation..! & Regarding Nawaz’s been in power let me clear it that there was peaceful situation in Baluchistan while he was PM. Even he developed the most revenue generated projects in Baluchistan.

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  • Acorn Guts
    Feb 17, 2012 - 6:22PM

    Well, Baloch’s weren’t any more well-off (if not worse) under the two tenure you’ve had Mr. Sharif. If you couldn’t anything while you were in power why should I believe you’d do anything now? Unless of course, the thought of brining yet more dirty laundry into the lime-light so the incumbent government’s image can suffer gives you some extra incentive to actually make a small difference somewhere, somehow.

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  • 5Rivers
    Feb 17, 2012 - 6:32PM

    What? I love this guy! First he supported popular ISI, & related agencies actions when they were in his favor. He then started supporting anti-blasphemy crowds & contempt-of-court petitioners. Then released 90% terrorist in Punjab for their “families” support. He is now claiming to be the champion of families of Gitmo prisoners. Da! We knew it all along who was behind anti-state & extremist culture. Poor families will never know who is really their friend, will they?. All he need to plan his next move is Read the Morning Paper and follow the crowd, ha ha!

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  • PML N
    Feb 17, 2012 - 6:34PM

    It is only our great leader who has stood up for the families of the missing people since they took over Punjab government in 2008. They have passed dozens of resolutions, passed numerous laws for the agencies to produce missing people…….

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  • Feb 17, 2012 - 6:35PM

    No need to point scoring and creating some more hardness for the fragile government in the center.
    General election a head,please wait your turn.

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  • Ali Q
    Feb 17, 2012 - 6:37PM

    @hamza

    25 years in the Punjab government, 4 years in federal government. Missing persons is not today’s story – that’s all I’m saying.

    I refuse to change topic like the status quo leadership (and its followers) do when pushed/tested on their leadership’s record.

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  • Feb 17, 2012 - 6:40PM

    N league have come into power time and again,
    but failed to bring any remarkable change.

    So it is a tested party by the people.

    Now PTI has flourished in the people,specially among the young generation,it is expected to come into power and will bring a remarkable change,I want to describe it revolutionary change.

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  • Feb 17, 2012 - 6:47PM

    I remember,he went to Benazir Bhutto to convince her on the election boycott ,what happened there,he was convinced by PPP head,forgot all promises done with allied parties.

    Imran khan some time narrated the full story.

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  • Feb 17, 2012 - 6:54PM

    Let them complete their tenor,
    no doubt it is fragile with embattled prime minister,
    in case you keep in mind stability of the country never raise or support such crisis,like memogate, and missing persons.

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  • Feb 17, 2012 - 6:56PM

    Clean-shaved ,clean hands,
    Imrab khan is best.

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  • Feb 17, 2012 - 7:01PM

    Hundred and hundred of thousand assembled in the public meeting,
    that was opened lesson for those leaders who has been plundering
    national exchequer with both hands since long and once again appeared
    with smeared hands of corruption.

    The are all reliable to reject.

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  • Feb 17, 2012 - 7:07PM

    Qurz autaro mulk sawaro.
    was it a slogan?that was part of campaign?
    or money laundering process of the leadership.

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  • ayesha azeem
    Feb 17, 2012 - 7:08PM

    Whatever You do Nawaz,Get one thing Straight..We are Not going to Vote for you…THere is only one Hope for Pakistan IMRAN KHAN..PTI rocks

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  • Feb 17, 2012 - 7:13PM

    One ball against three wickets,
    it is called political nuclear technology.
    first time in the history of _Pakistan.

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  • Feb 17, 2012 - 7:16PM

    After Z.A.Bhutto,
    a new ray of hope has come in the shape of Imran Khan,
    poor people are looking toward him.

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  • toor
    Feb 17, 2012 - 7:22PM

    am unable to understand nawaz sharif he think that we are all fools. 4years he was enjoying the power on 65%pakistan and he did nothing for those people.
    so why just now he is crying about missing people? it’s too late old man u lost your support it’s the time to join the angry young man mr imran khan!!!!!

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  • salman
    Feb 17, 2012 - 7:22PM

    He didn’t think of this issue while he was supporting zardari for 3 years?
    Main saab jaan do…. :)

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  • Danish
    Feb 17, 2012 - 7:43PM

    Oh My God! PML(N) knows that there is a province named “Balochistan”?

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  • Akthar
    Feb 17, 2012 - 8:28PM

    Inshallah, PML N will win the next election.

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  • Blithe
    Feb 17, 2012 - 8:46PM

    @Sultan Ahmed:
    If you and “beloved” IK think that Z A Bhutto proved to be a ray of hope ,
    both of you need help.

    Z A Bhutto was a megalomaniac.
    I’m shocked whenever IK quotes him as a role model.

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  • bhai
    Feb 17, 2012 - 8:58PM

    @Blithe: should we vote for your beloved zardari and co then?

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  • Blithe
    Feb 17, 2012 - 9:35PM

    @bhai:
    Typical troll response.
    You guys really need to exert some intellect.
    The most uncouth and half baked responses come
    from PTI trolls.

    Why bring Zardari into this?

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  • Imran Bhatt
    Feb 17, 2012 - 9:55PM

    NS should have said that PML-N would try to get involved in any issue under the sky wherein which it could get any or little political mileage.

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  • bachajamoora
    Feb 17, 2012 - 10:09PM

    sm1 is talking about jihad???

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  • Amir Atlas Map
    Feb 17, 2012 - 10:13PM

    I like the passion in the PTI trolls because they support IK in the typical Pakistani way, they just love him no matter what.
    NS has committed his share of mistakes, but on a deeper analysis, there are other things to it as well. If you follow him closely the missing persons case has been on his agenda and was one of the factors why he aligned with Zardari in Bhurban (where he offered to support PPP to curtail army’s power). This was a democratic way of going about the issue, he is still vouching for the changes he had asked Zardari to implement in the Bhurban accord.
    You have the option of voting for him, but please rise above the ok then Zardari? argument. It is not as simple as you have made it out to be.

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  • Feb 17, 2012 - 10:25PM

    PML N just playing politics, it has no concern with the problems of public

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  • Blithe
    Feb 17, 2012 - 11:53PM

    @bachajamoora:
    First do some basic research on the meanings of Jihad;
    then earn the right to make comments.

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  • kamran
    Feb 19, 2012 - 3:43AM

    Imran khan can never stand on the issues where his masters Establishment bosses will get angry Period

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