Govt tried to implicate Shahbaz and me in Taseer’s murder: Nawaz


LAHORE – Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif has revealed that the federal government had planned to implicate him and Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif in the murder of former Punjab governor Salmaan Taseer after “colouring the assassination as a political design”.
“All was set to get a case registered under Section 302 against us, but the prime minister opposed the decision,” Nawaz spilled the beans in his address at a book launching ceremony on Friday. Nawaz praised Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani’s political vision, saying he had highlighted that the murder was not politically-motivated and foiled a conspiracy against him and Shahbaz.
To a question, he said there should be no objection on fixing a time period of 45 days for the implementation of the PML-N’s 10-point agenda. “It should not take weeks, but hours to implement the agenda as this should be the most important work for the president and the prime minister,” he added.
Nawaz expressed dissatisfaction on the pace of progress being made on the agenda, saying that neither the government’s step on its implementation was up to the mark nor did it seem serious to gear up for the plan. He said he had no intention of becoming prime minister and wanted the PPP to complete its term, rejecting the misperception that the PML-N had been extending undue support to the government.