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PM won’t allow insulting institutions, says Marriyum

By our correspondents
June 02, 2017

Saad says Hashmi’s remarks personal opinion; Imran should check his own actions

ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Information Marriyum Aurangzeb on Wednesday said Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif would not allow insulting the democratic institutions.

Commenting on the statement of PML-N leader Nehal Hashmi, she said the prime minister strongly believed in accountability and had sought explanation from Hashmi. The remarks of Nehal Hashmi were his personal opinion and had nothing to do with the PML-N government and the Sharif family.

Marriyum termed Hashmi’s remarks inappropriate and deplorable and promised action would be taken against him. She said Nawaz Sharif presented his three generations for accountability and wrote to the apex court for formation of a judicial commission, while extending full cooperation at levels during the last one and a half year.

Similarly, Railways Minister Khawaja Saad Rafique said the deplorable statement of Hashmi was his personal opinion and no one could be allowed to deliver unwarranted speeches. Peaceful democratic approach and party discipline would be ensured at every cost, he added.

Saad asked Imran Khan to stop trying to act like an angel and said he was used to inciting his followers for attacking institutions adamantly, including abusing the NAB and ECP. He said the PTI’s attitude to pressurise the judiciary and the JIT had been distasteful, adding that Imran should first check his own action before pointing fingers at others.