Sharifs staging rebellion against the federation: Malik


After the suspension of his Senate membership and subsequent reassignment as adviser to the prime minister on interior, Rehman Malik on Monday criticised the Sharif brothers. Talking to media persons at Karachi’s Jinnah International Airport, Rehman Malik referred to the duo as backstabbers. Malik also referred to the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz’s election symbol and said that “the lion roars, it does not jump from one place to another”. He summarised Nawaz Sharif’s political history dating from the time of his allegiance with General Ziaul Haq to the time when he separated from Chaudhrys. He accused the Sharif brothers of causing a political upheaval and of staging a rebellion against the federation. Rehman Malik also accused them of financial corruption. When asked about Karachi’s law and order situation, Rehman Malik hailed the performance of the provincial government and said that Karachi was a big city and was therefore harder to manage. He also said that in the case of Karachi, one political group was trying to suppress another which was resulting in the chaos.