Faizabad sit-in: Nawaz expresses dissatisfaction over Ahsan Iqbal’s performance

ISLAMABAD: Ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday expressed anger over government’s failure in an operation against Faizabad sit-in protesters.

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According to reports, the deposed premier was visibly upset at how the Faizabad sit-in had panned out.

During the meeting, the situation arising after federal law minister Zahid Hamid’s resignation was also discussed and the members of the meeting deliberated over the measures to be taken next.

Former prime minister also held separate meeting with Ahsan Iqbal and Talal Chaudhry during which the ministers briefed him about the Faizabad sit-in.

Meeting observed that other parliamentary parties were also part of the legislation with regard to the Khatam-e-Nabuwat oath for electoral candidates, but they did politics over the issue, leaving the government to fend for itself.

Sharif continued his criticism of the Panama Papers verdict, reiterating that “the people had rejected the court’s decision. Prime ministers are removed, hanged, arrested and sent in exile here [in the country],” he quoted.

“Party workers and the people of Pakistan are standing with me,” Nawaz said.

The leaders who attended the meeting included Minister of State for Information Marriyum Aurangzeb, Maryam Nawaz, Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif, State Minister Daniyal Aziz, Senator Asif Kirmani, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister Musadik Malik.

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