Shehbaz Sharif: Niazi not fit to rule, takes too many U-turns

LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Thursday criticised Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman Imran Khan’s policies and questioned if a person who constantly takes U-turns has the right to lead a nation.

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“Can a person who keeps taking U-turns be the rightful prime minister of Pakistan,” Shehbaz questioned while addressing a delegation at Lahore Press Club.

Lashing out at the PTI chairman, the Punjab chief minister continued, “Niazi is a master of U-turns.”

Criticising Imran for withdrawing the nomination of former bureaucrat Nasir Mahmood Khosa as caretaker chief minister Punjab, Shehbaz said, “We held discussions with opposition with good intent and Khosa’s name was put forward after mutual discussion.”

“He [Imran] is not capable of doing politics,” he added.

The Punjab chief minister further said that a resolution in the Balochistan Assembly seeking a delay in the upcoming general elections is not a “good omen”.

“From a political point of view, the resolution is not a good omen and is ill-intentioned,” the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz president said.

“A delay in the general elections is not in the nation’s best interest,” he warned.

Shehbaz asserted, “Pakistan’s bright future is dependent on timely, free and fair elections.”

“A timely election is beneficial for the democratic process,” he upheld.

The PML-N president further said that for the second time in Pakistan’s history a democratic government has completed its term.

“PML-N government has done a lot for the people and everything will come out in the open on July 25,” he stressed.

President Mamnoon Hussain on Saturday approved a summary sent by the Election Commission of Pakistan recommending that the general elections be held on July 25, 2018.

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