Wahab fires salvo against PML-N

Fauzia Wahab accuses PML-N leader Chaudhry Nisar of playing into the hands of non-democratic forces.

Aijaz Shaikh October 13, 2010

KARACHI: Pakistan Peoples Party’s (PPP) central information secretary Fauzia Wahab accused Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) leader Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan of playing into the hands of non-democratic forces and secretly holding meetings with generals.

Addressing a press conference at the PPP’s media cell, Wahab said that Chaudhry Nisar is trying to make the appointment of the National Accountability Bureau’s (NAB) chairman controversial. The PPP has not yet decided about the PML-N charge sheet against former president Pervez Musharraf, she added.

For the first time in the history of the country members of the government have to appear in courts and arrange bails while members of the opposition are not only living their lives freely but are also organising gatherings and criticising the government openly, Wahab said. In addition, they are availing state facilities.

Wahab said the there have been no political prisoners or victimisation in the two-and-a-half years of the PPP’s government and its reconciliation policy.

She said that the NAB chairman is responsible for reopening more than 20 cases against the PML-N leaders that were deferred due to their absence from the country. She said these included cases of default of more than one billion rupees, corruption of Rs6.1 billion, Raiwind estate, Hudaibia Paper Mills case and countless cases of tax dodging.

Accusing the media of exaggerating issues, she said that the media are making a fuss about October 13 but many more Octobers will come and that the PPP government does not care about such things.

She also announced a complete boycott of the Jang media group, saying that no PPP minister or office bearer will participate in any of the Jang group’s programmes and nor will any party communiqués will be issued to them. She said that this decision was made by the PPP’s central committee.

Published in The Express Tribune, October 13th, 2010.


M.AKRAM NIAZI | 11 years ago | Reply " Success of Jinnah and Zia in Pakistan and Failure of Others." http://kashifiat.wordpress.com/2010/07/07/%E2%80%9Dsuccess-of-jinnah-and-zia-in-pakistan-and-failure-of-others-a-perspective%E2%80%9D/ Written By: Muhammad Akram Khan Niazi. Karachi,Pakistan., Email:[email protected]
Mirza Zafar Hussain | 11 years ago | Reply Non of the political parties are bothered about the masses and their sufferings. Devastation caused by floods and forever rising cost of surviving -and not cost of living as economists term it- does not bother any party. Peoples welfare is out of their operative agenda. If this is democracy then surely, as said the Chairman of PPP that "Democracy is the best revenge (may i add) from the people of Pakistan. Available political leadership choices on the horizon is not a source of satisfaction at all.
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