PPP responds over arrest of Shahbaz Sharif

PPP responds over arrest of Shahbaz Sharif

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) has responded over the arrest of Shahbaz Sharif .

PPP leader Syed Khursheed Shah on Friday said authorities should have had approached National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser before arresting Leader of the Opposition in National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif.

“This is the first time since 1985 that an opposition leader has been arrested. And the arrest ahead of by-elections is a hint towards pre-poll rigging,” he added.

The former opposition leader said his party would come up with a strategy after consultations, adding that the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party was engaged in revenge tactics.

Shehbaz Sharif was arrested after appearing for a routine hearing of Saaf Pani Company scam at the NAB’s Lahore office. Sources told that three files were tabled before him.

The former Punjab chief minister is accused of awarding illegal contracts to his favourite firm.

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