ISLAMABAD: Awami Muslim League (AML) head Sheikh Rashid chastised journalist Mujeeb-ur-Rehman Shami for his comments where he advised the government to take action against Rashid claiming that the AML Chief has violated Article 6 of the Constitution by asking the army chief to intervene.
Responding to Shami’s ‘advice’ to the government the firebrand politician said that I didn’t appease former military dictator General Zia-ul-Haq nor do I own any petrol pumps and finished his comments by saying that I also haven’t illegally grabbed any newspaper belonging to Niazi (referring to Sardar Khan Niazi, the rightful owner of Daily Pakistan).
Rashid had said: “I issue a final warning that army chief and Chief Justice sit together and decide on corruption and Model Town case.”
“The democracy is under serious threat in the wake of National Assembly Speaker’s decision to forward a reference against Imran Khan to the Election Commission of Pakistan,” he added.
A couple of days after his initial statement Rashid had repeated his comments regarding intervention by Army Chief and Chief Justice of Pakistan in Model Town case and Panama Papers while speaking in Roze News program Sachi Baat.
It is pertinent to mention here that Sardar Khan Niazi is the rightful owner of Daily Pakistan whereas Mujeeb-ur-Rehman Shami was merely acting as the editor at the time the paper was purchased by Sardar Khan Niazi.
Speaking in his program Sardar Khan Niazi said that I was the one who invested as much as 30 million in the newspaper which was later snatched from his by the editor, Shami.
Sardar Khan Niazi also lamented that the poor and those without connections are seldom provided justice and citied Shami’s tactic of ‘buttering’ as key to his modus operandi. Raashid said that it was Mujeeb-ur-Rehman Shami who labeled former military dictator Pervez Musharraf as Quaid-e-Azam Sani.