PML-Q chief Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain talking to Express News said he was willing to work with Nawaz Sharif and Shahbaz Sharif for national interest.
Responding to a question by Javed Chaudhry, Shujaat said if it is a matter of national interest, everything - ego, enmity, grudge and rivalry - should be forgotten.
A strong ally of PAT’s Tahirul Qadri, Shujaat said the government will have to go in the first phase, “all other things will be discussed later.” Their one year’s performance is visible. The N League has destroyed the economy, mishandled foreign relations and mismanaged governance, Shujaat said.
The foremost demand of the marchers as they sit down in Islamabad will be resignation of the government. To a question as to how the government would cede to the demand, the army marches in, the Parliament passes vote of no confidence or the premier resigns under pressure, Shujaat said, “Wait and see as the situation unfolds.” He categorically denied making way for a martial law. On the form of the government if the current one is toppled, the PML-Q chief said he would prefer a national government rather than a government of technocrats.
Only a political government can resolve political issues, he said affirming that the army, judiciary and technocrats cannot resolve political matters.
When asked if all parties also include PML-N, Shujaat said, if N-League earnestly comes forward to work for greater national interest, it would be welcomed. “National interest is above personal enmities and grudges,” he said replying to a question if he was willing to work with Nawaz and Shahbaz.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 16th,2014.
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