Nawaz Sharif seek political asylum in UK?


ISLAMABAD: Minister for Railways Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed, while speaking to a local news programme, said that he considers the opposition’s All Parties Conference (APC) as a failure and that former prime minister Nawaz Sharif will now seek asylum abroad.

The minister said that the former prime minister shut all doors for his return to Pakistan after his address at the moot. The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader had spoken against the current government and prime minister, calling it a “failure of democracy”.

Speaking to the APC via video-link from London, Nawaz’s address centred on criticising the government of Prime Minister Imran Khan, and he spoke on the “poor state” of Pakistan’s economy, “deteriorating” international relations, “muzzling” of media and “corruption within the PTI”.

“This is the principle of democracy in the world: when democracy is hit, the entire democratic system becomes meaningless,” he had said. Nawaz went on to comment that the root cause of problems being faced was that the country had been deprived of true democracy. “The Constitution says that the opinion of people should be respected, which is the real spirit of democracy,” he had lamented.