Electing Raja Pervez as PM is a tragedy: Nawaz Sharif

Nawaz said it was surprising the government had presented a nominee facing corruption charges.


Ppi June 22, 2012

NAWABSHAH: The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief Mian Nawaz Sharif has described the election of Raja Pervez Ashraf as Prime Minister 'not less than a tragedy for the country.'

Talking to the media at Nawabshah airport on Friday afternoon, he questioned the government’s nominee, "why the government brings forward ill-reputed persons. I feel ashamed even of taking names of such persons."

"It is surprising that President Zardari has nominated a person who is facing corruption charges," he added.

Nawaz Sharif said the Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) has always strengthened the dictatorship and that it was once again opting to support the rulers instead of strengthening democracy.

The PML-N chief further stated that Chaudhry Shujat Hussain did not consider the PPP candidate worthy to be voted for, having already said “I would prefer Maulana Fazlur Rehman if I would have my vote.”

Nawaz Sharif had arrived here in a special plane to proceed to Sehwan for addressing the public rally. PML-N leader and former Chief Minister Liaquat Jatoi, Dr Bahadur Dahri, Illahi Bux Soomro and others received the party chief.

Accompanied by PML-N Sindh president Syed Ghaus Ali Shah, Senator Pervez Rasheed, Marvi Memon and others, Mian Nawaz Sharif later left for Sehwan in motorcade.

COMMENTS (45)

Safeer | 9 years ago | Reply

ZA Bhutto was judicial murdered, PM Junejo was thrown out without any reason, Benazir was assasinated, unanimously elected PM was thrown out by SC. Makhdom Shahab was issued with arrest warrants within few hours of his nomination as PM. Now we have Raja Pervez as new PM. Still there is hope as he would be a better choice than Mehtab Abbasi or Maulana Fazal ur Rehman.

Jibran | 9 years ago | Reply

And these words from the mouth of Charles Sobraj of Pakistan (Nawaz Sharif), who is clueless as to how to handle the opposition. After the election, he bemoaned "Abba ji kithay phansaya'ee".

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