ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will address the nation on August 12, Tuesday, Express News reported.
The premier is expected to discuss the current political crisis in light of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s ‘Azadi’ march and Pakistan Awami Tehreek’s ‘Inqilabi’ march.
Further, the prime minister will also review the economic performance of the country over the past year.
Earlier today, the premier lashed out at Pakistan Awami Tehreek chief Tahirul Qadri saying that “the runaway from Canada should have participated in the 2013 general elections if he wanted to bring a ‘revolution’ in Pakistan”.
Speaking at the launch of the Vision 2025 programme, the premier, who was the chief guest at the ceremony, stated that a ‘revolution’ cannot come with only around 200 votes.
He also critisised Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan, stating that the PTI chief should have held the Azadi march during the general elections and not a year after they were held.
“August 14 is a day for everyone to be together,” Nawaz said, adding that PTI should have kept their long march in solidarity with the government.
Further, during his opening remarks at the National Security Conference on August 9, the premier invited the PTI to talks, saying that the country could not afford any political confrontation at a time when its military was engaged in a confrontation against terrorists and when efforts are being made to revive the country’s economy.
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