LAHORE: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Spokesman Fawad Chaudhry on Tuesday took a jibe at Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi for being a ‘Nawaz loyalist’ at the expense of the state and demanded another National Security Committee (NSC) meeting.
Addressing a presser, Fawad said that verdict on Nawaz Sharif’s corruption allegations is about to be announced soon; therefore, the former premier is trying to involve foreign powers to take the spotlight away from the cases.
Criticising PM Abbasi’s comments on former premier Nawaz’s statements on the 2008 Mumbai attacks, the PTI spokesman said, “PM Abbasi, instead of supporting the state, is proving himself to be a Nawaz loyalist.”
“Him [Abbasi] and Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif should distance themselves from Nawaz Sharif,” he added.
He went on to say that it is unfortunate that the government is also a part of anti-Pakistan statements, and called for an investigation into ‘Dawn Leaks’ saga as well as Nawaz’s policy on India in the past.
“There should be another meeting of the NSC,” he urged.
The PTI leader added that if his party’s calls for elections following Supreme Court’s July 28, 2017 judgement were adhered to then there would not have been a political vacuum in the country.
“If a three-time prime minister is removed from his post over corruption allegations and he calls for a commission then it only means that he is either extremely incapable or he wants to drag the matter on,” Fawad concluded.