PML N President Shahbaz Sharif reacts over media questions of unanimous support to COAS extension
LONDON: PML N President Shahbaz Sharif reacts over media questions of unanimous support to COAS extension.
PML-N President Shahbaz Sharif on Saturday said it was the PML-N’s unanimous decision to support the Army Act after a meeting of the party stalwarts in London.
“It’s a fact that the PTI government had already issued extension notification of General Bajwa and the Supreme Court had asked parliament to make necessary legislation with a specific time frame.
There was no hue and cry at that time. There are precedents where extension was given without legislation. Pervez Musharraf and other dictators gave themselves extension but this time parliament gave the extension and did the required legislation,” he said while speaking to reporters outside the Avenfield flats after seeing off former Afghan president Hamid Karzai.
Karzai visited Nawaz Sharif to inquire after him. Karzai and Afghan Ambassador to the UK Syed Jawad stayed with the Sharif brothers for an hour.
Shahbaz said now was the time to move on from the topic, as discussing a ‘non-issue’ will push the real issues to the back seat. He said the government deliberately created the extension issue through bad intentions.
He said the PTI government had failed in areas of economy and governance.