ISLAMABAD: Addressing at the Conventional Center the premier said that his government is come into power against heavy mandate and where do these ‘trouble makers’ come from.
“I can’t help but laugh at the agendas of these long marches,” Nawaz Sharif said, referring, indirectly, to Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) and Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PTA).
“It hurts and confuses me – who has given them these agendas?”
He was speaking at the occasion arranged for launching of his economic ‘Vision 2025’, which provided an opportunity to highlight the current political crisis.
Nawaz Sharif accused “Musharraf’s friends” of being behind the political chaos in the country, with PTI and PAT leaders Imran and Tahir ul Qadri calling for the prime minister to step down with a march on August 14. In a hidden reference to former military dictator General (retd) Musharraf’s decision to ally Pakistan with the United States on the issue of terrorism, he asked why those who invited the war on terror in Pakistan are not held accountable.
“Have we not learned from what this country has suffered? The constitution has been uprooted, rule of law has been flouted…we suffered billion of dollars in losses as a result of Pakistan’s involvement. Who sowed the seeds of terrorism?” he raised questions.
The declared that the future of Pakistan lies in democracy and that no such revolutions are going to come.
Hitting out at Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PTA) chief Dr Tahir ul Qadri, Nawaz rejected his political potential and capability to launch a revolution. He said that 100 to 200 votes can’t bring a revolution in the country.
Moreover, he said that there is an obvious improvement on the economic front, and that this success is appeared in a small span of time as the current government is only one year old.