Pak Affairs

Shahbaz for collective efforts for genuine democracy

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Mian Shahbaz Sharif has said collective efforts were needed for restoration of genuine democracy in the country. According to a party press release issued here on Saturday, Sharif said that All Parties Democratic Movement (APDM) decision to quit the assemblies would be implemented to block the re-election of President Pervez Musharraf.

He was addressing a gathering at an Iftar dinner hosted by the PML-N leaders belonging to Azad Jammu and Kashmir in London. Sharif said the “illegal deportation” of Nawaz Sharif on September 10 from Islamabad to Saudi Arabia has shown that the government is afraid of his popularity. Earlier, Jammu and Kashmir People’s Muslim League President Barrister Sultan Mahmeed Chaudhry paid tribute to Nawaz Sharif for leading the party’s struggle for democracy and supremacy of law and order in the country.-SANA

Shahbaz finds Supreme Court verdict on uniform against expectations

ISLAMABAD: Shahbaz Sharif, President Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) has said the Supreme Court verdict in the President’s dual office case was against the expectations. Speaking at an “Iftar” reception hosted by the British Muslim Lawyers, Peoples Muslim League and the Pakistani community based in East London, Shahbaz thought the Supreme Court’s decision was an extension of the doctrine of necessity. “Although the decision appears to have disappointed the people, nevertheless, the political parties under APDM could continue their struggle for the establishment of pure democracy, rule of law and constitutionalism,” he said.

He said the political parties have not lost hope and neither disheartened. The parties would constantly endeavour to achieve their desired goals of making Pakistan a bastion of a wholesome democracy he added. Speaking on the occasion, Lord Nazir Ahmad criticised the decision to deport former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to Jeddah. Former Sindh Chief Minister Syed Ghaus Ali Shah and Barrister Chaudhry Abid Husain also spoke on the occasion.-SANA

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