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Nawaz wants army’s intervention in political crisis: Sh Rasheed

By our correspondents
December 27, 2017

MULTAN: Awami Muslim League chairman Sheikh Rashid Ahmed Tuesday said former prime minister Nawaz Sharif wanted Army's intervention in political crisis.

Addressing a press conference at Multan Press Club, Rashid said Nawaz was making efforts to get elections postponed for at least two years to save his skin politically. The AML chairman said chances of fresh elections were dim, saying the countdown started when Nawaz declared the 'war' against the system.

He said next 90 days were very crucial. He said Nawaz was making efforts to get army involved in the political situation to postpone the polls. He expressed hope that army would not intervene in the current political crisis, saying Nawaz wanted to democratic system to go and would never transfer powers to Shahbaz Sharif.

Rashid said the country was passing through a very critical stage as international conspiracies were being hatched against the country. He wished next general elections are held on time and said the PTI sweep the elections.

Rashid said Imran Khan and Dr Tahirul Qadri were more closer than ever and they had deep understanding of the situation prevailing in the country.

He vowed support to Imran and Dr Qadri. Rashid said a tug-of-war had started between Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif and Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi for power. He said judiciarywas ridiculed and leaguers were chanting slogans against honourable judges and it showed Nawaz had announced 'war' against the present system, saying he only wanted judiciary of former Justice Malik Abdul Qayyum. Rashid appealed Senate Chairman Raza Rabbani to declassify in-camera briefing of the Army Chief to Senators because it was negatively painted on social media. He alleged Nawaz had bribed NAB's prosecutors.