PPP has double standards in war on terror: Nawaz


Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif told a rally in Sudnoti on Wednesday that the Pakistan People’s Party government had double standards in the US-led war against terrorism.
He said that US drones flew from nowhere but Pakistan. Nawaz also told a public meeting in connection with the election campaign in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) that the hands of those who violated the constitution should be broken, a private TV channel reported.
Nawaz said Atal Behari Vajpayee, the former prime minister of India, had assured him that the Kashmir issue would be resolved by the year 1999, but former president Pervez Musharraf embarked on the Kargil War and brought Pakistan a bad name. “I had to sacrifice power to protect the army,” he said, adding that Musharraf should be asked why he brought shame on Pakistan. The PML-N chief claimed that when he shook hands with someone, the bond remained forever. “I have shaken hands with the people and I will never let them down,” he said.
He said his relationship of love with the people went back a long way and “I can never forget the people of Kashmir”. Nawaz said he harboured no grudge against anyone and just wanted that when a party came forward with a mandate, it be respected. He said when India had conducted nuclear tests, the Indians assumed a threatening tone in terms of Kashmir. “We responded to the five Indian nuclear tests with six and brought the other side to the table,” Nawaz said. Nawaz said Pakistan was a nuclear power, but unless it was turned into an economic power it would not be able to get a respectable place in the international community.