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Khursheed advises Sharif not to tread unconstitutional path

ISLAMABAD: Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Syed Khursheed Shah on Monday advised former prime minister Nawaz Sharif not to take unconstitutional steps which he said would further entangle him.

Talking to media here, Khursheed Shah also urged Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, who is facing corruption charges, to step down on moral grounds.

He said the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) wanted the government to complete its tenure. His party has always spoken about strengthening political and democratic system, he added.

Reacting to former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s criticism of the judiciary, Shah said the PML-N president should accept court rulings.

He said it was the PML-N government which allowed Gen (retd) Pervez Musharraf to go scot-free. He was referring to Sharif’s speech in which he said Musharraf and others who came to power by force were never held accountable.

Shah also took exception to the former prime minister’s demand to hold referendum in the wake of his disqualification by the top court and advised him not to take unconstitutional steps which he said would further entangle him.

He stressed that there should be across-the-board accountability.

Commenting on the religious groups’ sit-in at Faizabad Interchange, he said it has created hardships for the residents of the twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi.

Questioning the performance of the PTI government in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, he said Imran Khan’s claims of depoliticizing the police have fallen flat.



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