ISLAMABAD: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif says attempts are constantly being made to tighten stranglehold against the press as well as his own party Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz.
Speaking to media at the accountability court hearing on Thursday, the PML-N supremo said ‘Khalaai Makhlooq’ [outside beings] were busy to put in place parliament as per their wishes.
He hastened to add that all such efforts would not yield the desired results as “people are backing the PML-N”.
The deposed PM also vowed to reveal ‘true facts’ about 2014 sit-ins at the appropriate time. He also claimed that he was not contesting against the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) or Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf but ‘other powers’.
Sharif insisted that the present times were not an era of the Mughal kingdom, when all power wrested in one hand, asking where the writ of the Parliament and government has gone.
Talking about Asif Zardari’s withdrawal from his reported statement against the PML-N chief, Nawaz expressed wonder that on whose instructions news channels aired the ‘breaking’ news if Zardari did not make any such statement.
The three-time prime minister also lambasted the country’s top anti-graft body. “National Accountability Bureau (NAB) is claiming that its sun is shining all over the country. But the people of Sindh seem to be the exception,” he added.
Referring to the first sit-in by PTI and PAT after the 2013 general elections, the deposed prime minister said that he knows hidden secrets which have never seen the light of day. “There are lots of hidden facts pertaining to the protest sit-in, they will soon be revealed before the public,” said the ousted premier.
The former premier, along with his daughter Maryam Nawaz appeared before the accountability court today in Islamabad for the Avenfield reference hearing which is near completion.