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Nawaz Sharif smells a rat in Balochistan political crisis

LAHORE: Ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif claimed on Sunday the ongoing political crisis in Balochistan is a conspiracy to prevent the upcoming elections of the Senate, ARY News reported.

The former premier and Balochistan Chief Minister Sanaullah Zehri discussed the latest political developments in the province on the phone.

The chief minister telephoned the PML-N chief to enlist his help in tackling the crisis.

Sharif said some powerful elements were busy hatching conspiracies to prevent the upcoming elections of the upper house of parliament.

He billed the current political crisis in the province as a conspiracy against democratic polity and said unfortunately, some of his political allies had a hand in the crisis.

The chief minister complained to the PML-N president that his ally Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman was part of the conspiracy.

Sharif said he had asked Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi to look into the matter and handle the crisis amicably.

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