ISLAMABAD: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif on Friday demanded that an emergency meeting of the National Security Committee (NSC) be summoned over the book written by former ISI chief Lieutenant General (retd) Asad Durrani.
Lt General (retd) Asad Durrani served as the chief of Pakistan’s premier intelligence agency the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) directorate from August 1990 till March 1992. Durrani co-authored The Spy Chronicles with former Indian spy chief AS Dulat titled The Spy Chronicles: RAW, ISI and the Illusion of Peace.
Talking to media outside accountability court, Nawaz Sharif said that a parliamentary session should be held on the issue. He promised to form commission on it and other issues like abolition of PML (N) government in Balochistan, Senate elections, etc. if his party comes to power.
About Parvez Musharraf, he said that cases against him will not be retracted, rather they will be pursued with full force. He further said that he is the first one in history to have appeared in more than 70 hearings so far.
“Time for accountability has come, he said,” whoever is doing this to me, the nation is watching.”
He said he is fighting for fundamental rights of all Pakistanis apart from political ones.
Earlier, talking to media informally, former prime minister Nawaz Sharif said on Friday that no law can stop the trial against former president General (retd) Pervez Musharraf. Sharif maintained that the trial will be completed indisputably, if not today then tomorrow or in the coming future.
“It may happen today or in six months but the trial will reach its logical conclusion.”
The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz Quaid further said that Musharraf can’t evade the trial against him so easily. “Musharraf knows that the trial against him is an open and shut case, which is why he is not coming to Pakistan.” This is a serious treason case, such cases cannot be taken back, he added.
The dictator is absconding while a PM had to appear before court 70 times, Nawaz said.
“Musharraf used to show his fists, which was akin to power for him. If you remember when Musharraf appeared in the parliament he showed his fist. Where is that fist now? The coward who is sitting outside the country should hit himself with the same fist,” he said.
Talking about caretaker prime minister, Sharif said that the matter will be shifted to the parliament if no consensus is made between the opposition and government.
Earlier, Accountability Court Islamabad on Friday adjourned the hearing of Avenfield reference against former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his family members till May 28. Judge Muhammad Bashir is heard the case. Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Maryam Nawaz and retired Captain Safdar presented in the court room. INP/News Desk