ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) chief Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has said the government has gradually lost all the available options. In an interview with a private television channel, he said no option was left for the government, instead it had to improve itself.
He said the President Zardari should beg pardon from both Allah and the nation. He stated the amalgamation of all the Leagues was being carried out under devilish intent. To a query regarding 18th amendment, he said it was not necessary to blindly support judiciary or government.
He further said that he did not know that Punjab Government was functioning on a stay order. The PML-N chief said this was mere propaganda that he was evading tax adding his family had paid tax of Rs 490 million during Year 2008-09 while a total of Rs 6.67 billion was paid as tax during the last 8 years.
He said his doors were open for the PM and the President to hold talks but it was the time for the government to take solid steps. Meanwhile, the US envoy to Pakistan N.W. Patterson called on Nawaz Sharif. During the course of meeting, Nawaz Sharif strongly condemned the NATO attacks inside Pakistan and demanded that the US should review its policies keeping in view the sacrifices rendered by Pakistan in the war against terrorism.
He warned that the violation of Pakistan’s sovereignty would not be tolerated. Nawaz maintained that anti-Americanism was fueling in Pakistan due to drone attacks. He thanked the US for its rescue and relief efforts for the flood affected people of Pakistan. The US Envoy reiterated her country’s commitment to rehabilitate the recent deluge-stricken people of the country.-SANA