LONDON: Nawaz Sharif said on Sunday that the hope of fair, fair and transparent elections was diminishing, adding that the people were aware of the recent developments.
During his media talk, he said: “I am showing a lot of tolerance and hoping that no rigging takes place. At all costs, the nation will not allow polls to be rigged.”
On his party’s deteriorating ties with the establishment, he asserted that he “has a lot of respect for the army”. “I am being targeted as revenge,” he argued.
Commenting on Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar’s joint visit to Rawalpindi hospitals with AML chief Sheikh Rasheed, he accused the chief justice of attempted pre-poll rigging. When asked about Rana Siraj’s U-turn regarding his allegations on the ISI , Nawaz confirmed that he made the Saturday’s statement after talking to the PML-N leader who complained of being pressurised to contest as independent candidate.
The PML-N supreme leader disclosed that he knows the name of the colonel who threatened his party’s ticket holder. “I will reveal the colonel’s name when the time is right,” he added. In this regard, his daughter Maryam Nawaz stated that everyone knows who made Siraj change his stance.
Meanwhile, PML-N’s PP-219 Multan candidate Siraj explained in a new video that the entire event was a result of a misunderstanding. He refuted his earlier remarks of accusing ISI of raiding his godown.