Nawaz Sharif mocked over stance of former COAS Qamar Bajwa accountability
In Islamabad, a notable figure within the Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N), Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, has taken a critical stance against his party's leader, Nawaz Sharif. This development arises in response to Nawaz Sharif's call for the accountability of former army chief General Retired Qamar Javed Bajwa.
In a candid interview with a private news channel, Abbasi expressed that if General Qamar Javed Bajwa posed an obstacle, Nawaz Sharif should be prepared to step down from the government. Furthermore, Abbasi raised pointed questions regarding the failure of Nawaz Sharif and Shehbaz Sharif, both prominent PML-N figures, to initiate General Bajwa's accountability during their 16-month tenure.
Abbasi highlighted that the PML-N had a substantial window of opportunity for action after General Bajwa's retirement, spanning approximately eight to nine months. He didn't shy away from criticizing the performance of the PML-N-led government and its coalition partners during this time.
Abbasi emphasized that the general populace is primarily concerned with the resolution of their issues rather than political accountability. In this context, he called upon Shehbaz Sharif to explain why General Bajwa's accountability wasn't initiated during his leadership.
Moreover, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi underscored the importance of a collective effort among all stakeholders, including politicians, judges, and the military, to devise a strategic plan to curtail the prevailing instability within the nation. Abbasi's comments reflect a pressing need for collaboration to address the challenges facing Pakistan.
In a separate statement, Abbasi expressed skepticism about the forthcoming elections, deeming them as futile. He pointed out that both Nawaz Sharif and the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief had been disqualified, and the election commission was tasked with lifting their disqualifications within 4.5 months before the general elections. This stance adds another layer to the political discourse surrounding the electoral landscape in Pakistan.