ISLAMABAD: Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif advised his brother and former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to seek the advice of party workers rather than ‘new leaders merely concerned with designation and cars’.
He was addressing the Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N) general council meeting where Nawaz was re-elected unopposed as the party president.
“Nawaz Sharif should consult workers and then take a final decision,” he said adding that some advisors and ministers misled him.
“A few advisors concerned with new posts and cars misled Mian Sahab (Nawaz Sharif). I suggest that he should instead consult this gathering ( of workers),” he said.
Shahbaz said the no one raised any objection when democracy was struck by a military dictator on October 12, 1999. Despite that, Nawaz Sharif was elected as party chief from all four provinces.
“Is accountability only for the Sharif family?” he asked.
CM Punjab said that the former prime minister was re-elected legally through parliament.
Shahbaz Sharif said he worked endlessly to eliminate load-shedding from the country, while previously funds were embezzled from electricity projects.
Former Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar had also advised Nawaz Sharif before he was disqualified to not heed to advice by certain advisors as they were only concerned over personal gains.