Shujaat advises Imran to let Nawaz leave Pakistan


–Elahi says govt shouldn’t demand any money from Nawaz

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) President Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain said that Prime Minister Imran Khan should not listen to those who are creating hurdles in the departure of former premier Nawaz Sharif.

In a statement, the former premier said that PM Imran will have to overcome the storm which has been started over Nawaz Sharif’s departure.

“PM Imran should refrain from taking such measures which will put him in a difficult position,” he said, adding: “People in power should only spend their energy on ending inflation and unemployment.”

“I have said this earlier as well that life and death rest with Almighty Allah,” Chaudhry Shujaat stated and advised the premier to not listen to those who are trying to put hurdles in good decisions.

Meanwhile, PML-Q leader and Punjab Assembly Speaker Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi said that the government should not demand any money when it has decided to send the PML-N supremo abroad for medical treatment on “humanitarian grounds”.

Speaking to a private TV channel, he said that Nawaz does not have any property in his name as he has given everything to his children.

Talking about the Azadi March, Elahi said that Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl’s (JUI-F) Azadi March was a very well-organised protest as the protesters behaved with dignity and cleaned the premises before leaving. He also said that it was the only mass protest which ended without any serious damage.

The PML-Q leader also appreciated Prime Minister Imran Khan for allowing the protesters to peacefully conduct their march.

He said that Fazl was constantly asking for the premier’s resignation and we told him that it was out of the question. “We have old relations with him and after the sit-in, we recognise him as the opposition leader,” he said.

He said that the JUI-F chief is not shutting down cities, but rather he is staging a protest on highways for a short while.

He further said that government has to show some flexibility to maintain a good political atmosphere otherwise no investor would invest in the country.