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Nawaz urges govt, opposition to reach consensus on caretaker setup

ISLAMABAD: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, who is standing trial in corruption cases, said on Thursday the government and the opposition should hold talks to reach a consensus with regard to a caretaker setup.    

While interacting with journalists on the premises of the accountability court in Islamabad, Nawaz Sharif said politicians should sit together to achieve consensus on a caretaker government.

He said there was a question mark over the rationale behind the filing of the supplementary references against him and members of his family when no corruption charges were proved against them.

The former premier said the work his government had done in its current tenure was evident to everyone.

He said there was a marked difference between the country’s present economy and that of  2013 when his party came to power.

In every field the difference was obvious, he said and added Pakistan’s rupee was losing its value against dollar after his ouster.

Nawaz Sharif said the nation wanted to know why the provincial government in Balochistan underwent a change.

Lashing out at PTI chief Imran Khan, Sharif said the change his political opponent was advocating had come as he was now addressing small crowds in the streets instead of large ones.

Sharif said he was disappointed with the politics of the PPP and declared that the party could not be consulted for an interim prime minister.

On the Exit Control List (ECL) matter, the PML-N leader said his name was being placed on the no-fly-list despite his services to the country and his case having nothing to do with any government department.

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