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Resign and make someone else PM, Javed Hashmi advises Nawaz Sharif

MULTAN: Former Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Javed Hashmi has suggested Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to resign and allow someone else to take his position in the light of Panama case Joint Investigation Team (JIT) report.

While addressing to a press conference in Multan, Hashmi recommended that Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan or Minister for Planning, Development and Reforms Ahsan Iqbal could take charge of the PM Office.

“Nawaz Sharif never wanted to give me election ticket,” he added.

He said politicians have always been accused in this country, adding that military generals left Pakistan after retirement and gave the example of ex-President General (retd) Pervez Musharraf saying he escaped accountability.

To a question about who will lead the government in 2018 general elections, he said it could either be PTI Chairman Imran Khan or ex-President Asif Ali Zardari. He recalled Imran Khan telling him the successors of then Supreme Court Chief Justice Tasdeeq Gilani will dissolve assemblies, at which he responded that it would be a judicial martial law.

Hashmi argued that he could have stayed in PTI and made a forward bloc but decided otherwise as it would have caused damage to the opposition party. Awami Sheikh Rasheed used to please Nawaz Sharif and now he is doing the same to Imran Khan, the former leader of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) claimed. He said, “Out of all politicians and distinguished names, no one is honest.”

“Appearance of Maryam Nawaz before JIT is no big deal as my wife appeared when untrue cases were registered against me, though she had no relation with politics,” he stated.

He complained that democracy is only allowed to function for ten years as only politicians are held accountable, asking why the Supreme Court judge with offshore property has not been held accountable until now. NNI

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