PTI criticises Nawaz for 'wooing' Modi

PTI leader Shireen Mazari says Modi’s government has shown no positive response to Nawaz's overtures.

Peer Muhammad June 12, 2014
PTI central information secretary Shireen Mazari. PHOTO: ZAFAR ASLAM

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has criticised Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for constantly approaching his new Indian counterpart Narendra Modi.

Speaking to media on Thursday, PTI's Central Information Secretary Shireen Mazari said that instead of focusing on the deteriorating law and order situation in Pakistan, Nawaz has been writing letters and sending gifts to Modi’s family.

“He is continuing to woo hardliner Indian Prime Minister Modi - the latest being a letter committing himself to furthering better relations with India,” she said.

Unfortunately, Mazari continued, Nawaz seems oblivious to the fact that Modi’s government has shown no positive response to his overtures.

She further added that it is evident that the PM's sole focus is on furthering his business interests, pointing out that news of a possible joint venture between a major Indian media house and members of the Sharif family is circulating.

“That was painfully obvious when he took his businessman son with him to Delhi and met with a range of business tycoons and media houses but found no time to meet with the Kashmiri Hurriyet leaders,” she stated.

Mazari alleged that Nawaz's family has become one of the biggest investors in the United Kingdom, maintaining that he refuses to bring his wealth back to Pakistan.

She upheld that her party is opposed to all family politico-business enterprises.

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Shahid | 6 years ago | Reply | Recommend

Once during 1996 I traveled with Shereen Mazari from Frankfurt to Karachi Flight on Lufthansa. We had discussions on many topic and from that day I had a great respect for this lady. I always considered her highly educated and well learned person. The way she is behaving now after joining PTI all respect has vanished and her credibility sinks to below freezing point.

VINOD | 6 years ago | Reply | Recommend

@Bakhtiyar Ghazi Khan: Please read this and does this satisfy you:-

By Najmuddin A Shaikh Published: June 13, The writer was foreign secretary from 1994-97 and also served as Pakistan’s ambassador to Iran (1992-94) and the US (1990-91)

There was, for instance, an almost hysterical note to the comments on the revelations that the arms the terrorists carried were of Indian and Russian origin. In the channels I watched, not one commentator mentioned the fact that in Karachi, one of the most heavily weaponised cities in the world, you can get guns and ammunition originating in any part of the world. Similarly much was made, of the revelation that the terrorists were carrying blood clotting drugs, which were of Indian origin and which were carried by Indian soldiers when going into combat situations so that they could prevent excessive bleeding before they could get proper medical attention. Some channels showed the labels, which clearly stated that this medicine was being imported and marketed by a Pakistani company and presumably was available to anybody who wished to buy it from a local pharmacy but this was not highlighted in any of the comments.

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