If I am a traitor, form a commission against me, demands Nawaz


ISLAMABAD/ BUNER (ENN) PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif here on Monday demanded to form a national commission so he could clear his name from the recent treason allegations.

While addressing a party rally in Buner, the former prime minister said the guilty party, be it him for treason or those leveling allegations against him, should be publicly hanged following the verdict of the commission.

He who is ready to die for the country has been labeled a traitor, the veteran politician lamented.

Nawaz was shown the door, and this is the treatment given to the prime minister, said Nawaz.

Discussing recent allegations labeling him a traitor, in light of a statement attributed to him on the 2008 Mumbai terrorist attack, Nawaz lamented that those who were abrogating the Constitution were not being brought to justice while others were being penalized for sincerely serving the country.

The PML-N supremo also demanded to form a commission for the money laundering allegations against him.

We won’t let the NAB chairman off the hook so easily, he said. He must apologize and tender his resignation.

2018 will be the year of PML-N, he told the attendees of the party’s rally in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

The former prime minister took credit for clearing Buner of terrorists. We salute the people of Buner to have bravely faced the trials and tribulations during the tough times, he said.

Earlier, Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz leader Maryam Nawaz addressed the rally participants and said the nation’s relationship with Nawaz has only strengthened in the past thirty years.

You choose the prime minister and members of the National Assembly through the power of your votes, she had told the rally attendees.

Can a person responsible for making the country’s defence unchallengeable be labeled a traitor, she questioned. The PML-N leader said that it was her father Nawaz who had rid the country from power outages and terrorism.

Earlier Nawaz Sharif while talking to media outside accountability court said I had asked a question. I need an answer, Nawaz said while interacting with reporters inside the accountability court hearing corruption cases against him.

The three-time prime minister deplored that this is the reason the world does not hear Pakistan’s stance and stated that it is important to ask why that is.

Nawaz regretted that those who ask questions are being termed traitors in the media. “He who conducted atomic tests is being called a traitor,” said the former premier.

Will speak the truth no matter what the consequences, he said, and then read his statement from the interview from his mobile phone to reinforce his point.

Nawaz added that the armed forces, civilians and police have given tremendous sacrifices.

Nawaz’s remarks on the controversy do not conform to the stance taken by his party, the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz, whose president and Nawaz’s brother Shehbaz Sharif said on Sunday that the party “rejects all claims made in the report, be they direct or indirect”.

The remarks in Dawn’s report, attributed to PML-N’s Quaid Nawaz Sharif in a wrong manner, are not representative of the party policy, said Shehbaz, also the chief minister of Punjab.

We fully believe that the interests of Pakistan are on a priority higher than any personal and political ones, he said on Twitter.

Pakistan’s national interests can and will never be compromised!

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