'70% crimes will end if political parties' militant wing members arrested'

Published: November 19, 2012
Nawaz quotes SC as saying that political parties in Karachi have militant wings. PHOTO: INP/FILE

Nawaz quotes SC as saying that political parties in Karachi have militant wings. PHOTO: INP/FILE

LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif has said that 70% of crimes in the country will go down if people belonging to ‘militant wings’ of the government and its coalition parties are arrested, as they “are said to be involved in various murder cases”.

Speaking to the media in Lahore on Monday, Nawaz mentioned a Supreme Court observation which stated that the parties working in Karachi have militant wings. “If government’s own parties have militant wings, how will they arrest anyone then?”

The party chief rubbished security steps taken by the government to ensure peace in Karachi and said that it keeps on blocking mobile services and banning pillion riding but, “in four years, no criminal has been arrested, punished and made an example out of for the people”.

He urged the people of Pakistan to vote wisely only for the party who they think is ambitious enough to tackle all problems of the country.

Condemns Israel attacks

Nawaz condemned the Israeli attacks on Gaza, terming them ‘barbaric’ and urged the Pakistani government to take up the matter.

“I’m glad that not only Islamic countries but non-Islamic countries also spoke against the issue,” he expressed.

“I think the United Nations should take a strong notice of it and should compel nations like Pakistan to play an effective role,” he added while terming the US stance on the issue ‘inappropriate”.

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Reader Comments (22)

  • Vaqas
    Nov 19, 2012 - 12:49PM

    Start your self with your party !


  • Buttler
    Nov 19, 2012 - 12:50PM

    Suprem court also said ‘THOSE WHO TOOK MONEY FROM ISI QUIT POLITICS’ didn’t you hear it Mr Shareef…


  • Zulfiqar
    Nov 19, 2012 - 12:59PM

    Two wrongs doesn’t makes it right …..Recommend

  • Alaa Qiadat
    Nov 19, 2012 - 1:00PM

    @Vaqas. PMLn is the only party with most non violent attitude.


  • Alaa Qiadat
    Nov 19, 2012 - 1:01PM

    @Vaqas..fyi PMLn is the most non violent party of Pakistan


  • salman
    Nov 19, 2012 - 1:33PM

    Thanks for th advice mian sahib. I will indeed choose wisely and after much consideration have decided not to vote for pmln.


  • very confused
    Nov 19, 2012 - 1:37PM

    sir when u were taking a break in jeddah, everything was fine in karachi & pakistan. Plz follow SC orders and take another break in saroor palace


  • Jahanzaib
    Nov 19, 2012 - 1:44PM

    @vaqas @Buttler people are dying and traumatized by you know who in karachi and still you dont understand? go on.. support them you deserve this.


  • Blogger
    Nov 19, 2012 - 2:01PM

    He is 100% right. Compare situation b/w karachi and lahore


  • Sultan Khan
    Nov 19, 2012 - 2:45PM

    What a leader! Always needs the crutches of SC to bring his point home.


  • Muhammad Rohaan Sadiq
    Nov 19, 2012 - 2:48PM

    This is the only thing I like about PML-N that they dont have a militiant wing and they always speak against it.


  • popsaeed
    Nov 19, 2012 - 3:23PM


    You are the basic enemy of pakistan who deny reality and follow anarchyRecommend

  • Hunza
    Nov 19, 2012 - 3:36PM

    @Viqas rather appreciating NS stance, you are criticizing him for something which is not even exist! I would only say one thing “the grapes are sour”


  • resilient
    Nov 19, 2012 - 3:44PM

    perfectly 100% true….


  • Saleem
    Nov 19, 2012 - 5:03PM

    Political as well as religious parties with armed wings must be banned, period. There are no ifs and buts.


  • ProPakistani
    Nov 19, 2012 - 5:16PM

    and remaining 30% will end if Punjab government arrest terrorists they released to win jhang by-elections.


  • ProPakistani
    Nov 19, 2012 - 5:23PM

    hahahahaha.. and PML(N) is going to form alliance with ASWJ/LEJ.


  • Zafar
    Nov 19, 2012 - 8:57PM

    It is clear now that Nawaz Sharif and his party itself back the banned terrorist groups, on one hand he condemns all the terrorist activities, suicide attacks etc on the other hand he supports these militants for political support, what a paradox, but inspite of all these things i can predict that our Punjab based loyalist will vote Mian Sahib an agent of killers and murderers. I’m glad the truth is out. Nawaz is an untrustworthy individual and will never regain power because of his stubborn nature. He shamelessly lied to the nation about the facts behind his departure from Pakistan. He is indeed He is the author of Islamic radicalism in our region”. Nawaz Sharif is a protégé of the bigot Zia and also darling of Saudi Arabia. This also evident from the fact that PMLNopposed even a minor amendment in the Huddood Laws and the Law Minister Rana Sanaulah unashamedly hobnobs with the banned terrorist SSP. I would therefore go along with the supposition that Shahbaz Sharif warning enabled Lashkar Tayyaba to clear their accounts before these were frozen. It is also a bitter truth that PML-N controls Punjab, the most important and largest of the provinces and the recent shocking reevaluation that a murderer and brutal killer of innocent people Malik Ishaq received monthly stipend fromPML-N, left nothing to discuss. PML-N is playing with fire and putting Pakistan’s survival at stake. Who would dare to elect PML-N in next elections? No one, I am sure no one dare to vote PML0-N in future for every one among us want our next generation safe and secure. Every one among us wants a Pakistan free from terrorist outfits. I am hoping against hope that sooner or later PPP would be able to clean its house and allow honest and capable leadership to emerge. Together with ANP & MQM, Pakistan could then have a liberal forward looking government.Recommend

  • Laila
    Nov 19, 2012 - 8:58PM

    PML-N shares a great deal in adding to the morbid haze. The PML-N does not fully own up to the war on terror. Nawaz Sharif condemns terrorism but falls short of fighting terrorist outfits. Indeed, his brother, the chief minister of the country’s largest province, is pedaling a provincial approach to tackle this nationwide and global terrorism. Rather than embracing the government’s fight against terrorism, he is struggling to keep it off his domain. The PML-N’s policy on the US is at best ambivalent, if not duplicitous. Publicly, it condemns the US policies, but privately, as shown by WikiLeaks, it encourages US engagement. One cannot say it is the fear factor or the ideological affinity that drives the PML-N away from owning up to the war on terror. But President Zardari thinks it is the ideological affinity, hence the epithet ‘Maulvi’ Nawaz Sharif.Recommend

  • Kamran Naqvi
    Nov 19, 2012 - 9:38PM

    PML-N is the only hope for Pakistan!
    All other parties have joined against it … But PML-N will win with majority InshaAllah!


  • sabi
    Nov 19, 2012 - 9:53PM

    Start your self with your party !
    He has already done it.One he has gifted to PTI
    NS is now more of a statesman than merely a politician.Pakistan needs him.


  • Nov 20, 2012 - 1:51PM

    They are failed to restore peace in Karachi.
    the situation have badely embarrassed common man.
    Killing without reason by blindly firing and target killing
    is crossing the patience of the people of Pakistan.
    In such circumstance election has become indispensable.

    The fact is that in result of forthcoming general election
    no single paty looks will appeared in crucial majority.

    No doubt,parties have militent wings,it is not good trend
    but question before us is that who will finish it suprem court orders
    or army interference??????????


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