To bring change, Qadri should take part in politics: Nawaz Sharif

Bugti, in press conference with Nawaz, says Qadri is in Pakistan to sabotage elections.

Ferya Ilyas January 03, 2013
Bugti, in press conference with Nawaz, says Qadri is in Pakistan to sabotage elections. PHOTO: NASEEM JAMES/EXPRESS/FILE

RAIWIND: Stating that national issues are not managed by giving ultimatums, Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif said on Thursday if Tahirul Qadri - Minhaj-ul-Quran International’s (MQI) chief - is sincere towards changing things, he should become a part of the democratic process.

Nawaz was speaking during a joint press conference with Jamhoori Watan Party (JWP) leader Talal Bugti in Raiwind.

Commenting on Qadri being an establishment’s pawn or a foreign agent, Nawaz said he is not sure about any of the claims but is suspicious about the intentions behind staging a political show at a time when the nation is looking towards a transition from one democratic setup to another.

MQI chief had given an ultimatum to the government to get things fixed in early January or he will lead a “million march” to the federal capital.

Qadri has been criticised right, left and centre for his stance and the timing of his return to Pakistan.

Bugti, while addressing the media, said Qadri is in Pakistan to sabotage the upcoming elections.

The JWP leader, regarding his party’s plans in the upcoming elections, said his party will align with PML-N and contest elections from Punjab.

He said he will be in Islamabad in the next few days for Supreme Court’s hearing of missing persons’ case and will arrange another extensive meeting with Nawaz to discuss in detail their strategy for the future.


Waseem | 9 years ago | Reply

both are fake leaders.

Baloch Insafian | 9 years ago | Reply

@Shakir Baloch If you can speak on behalf of all the balochs I have every right to do so..! & We all know who was brought up in Zia's lap & is backed by establishment... BTW ask Nawaz to atleast once visit the Awaam of Balochistan before claiming to b our saviour..!

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