‘Getting rid of Nawaz not a solution to confronting crises’

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MULTAN: Seasoned politician Javed Hashmi has said that getting rid of Nawaz Sharif was not a solution to crises faced by the country and its people, adding that despite all efforts to get rid of Nawaz Sharif, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) has its vote bank increased even further.

Talking to media persons here on Sunday, Javed Hashmi said that PML-N and Nawaz Sharif were being politically victimised prior to 2018 general elections.

He admitted that despite differences with policies and actions of Nawaz, his personal relationship with him remained intact.

Commenting over the alliance of 23 parties under Pervez Musharraf, he said that the masses will not accept a person who had ousted a democratic government.

Hashmi said that democratically elected governments always worked for the development and progress of the country.

The veteran politician said that democracy has flaws in it; however, it cannot be thrown away on the basis of those flaws. “We need to carefully make a decision, keeping democracy in view,” he added.

He alleged that under a conspiracy the constitution of the country was being damaged and, besides anti-state elements, some politicians were also among the conspirators.

Hashmi said that China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) would bring matchless prosperity in the region.

He said that he had written in one of his books, about 18 years ago, that Russia and China would join Pakistan in an effort to bring economic prosperity in the region. Initially, he added, India would oppose the CPEC, but later on, it would become part of the mega project.

He further said that he always extended help to Nawaz Sharif—whenever he was faced with difficult circumstances.

To a question about any chance of imposition of martial law, he said that politicians, dictators and others had been exposed before the masses. “Now, there would be politics of principles only, and masses would not accept any extra-constitutional steps,” he said, adding democracy is of vital importance to run the country, maintained Hashmi.