Saturday, July 22, 2017

Pakistan - Nawaz Sharif needs to decide by tonight about stepping down: Shah

Opposition Leader in the National Assembly, Khursheed Shah said on Saturday that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif needs to decide by tonight to step down from his post.
Shah, speaking to reporters here, stated that the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) should choose a new prime minister from the party.
“He [Nawaz] needs to decide by tonight to resign so he can maintain dignity. If he wants to convey his innocence he should. We do not want to get into that debate. But the decision needs to be made tonight before the Supreme Court verdict," Shah said. 
Shah emphasised that the PPP wanted Parliament to complete its tenure and for a new prime minister to come. “We have never demanded that the government or assembly be dissolved." 
The Opposition leader said he agreed with Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar’s objections.
“[My] differences with Nisar aside, his objections are correct that Nawaz Sharif consulted with junior members of his party and ignored the senior leadership,” Shah remarked, adding that whether Nisar decides to resign or not is the minister’s decision to make.
Shah also took aim at Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman Imran Khan. “It’s not just Nawaz Sharif who will be going. Imran Khan will also go with him,” he said. 

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