Qureshi slams Nawaz for leveling baseless allegations


ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly hall on Thursday echoed doubts over claims made by ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif pertaining to the sit-in staged by the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) in 2014.
Addressing the 56th Parliament session, PTI vice-chairman Shah Mehmood Qureshi said Nawaz had claimed the protest was staged on someone’s directives yet it was his interior minister [Chaudhry Nisar] who removed former president General (retd) Pervez Musharraf’s name from the Exit Control List (ECL).
Responding to Qureshi’s speech, PML-N leader Saad Rafique recalled the protest which ended with demonstrators breaking the fence of the august house, vandalising state-owned TV channel PTV and manhandling of police officials. “Imran facilitated Tahirul Qadri,” alleged Rafique.
Reiterating Rafique, Daniyal Aziz also crititcised PTI and called Imran and Jahangir Tareen “tax thieves.” “Tareen is a certified robber. They do not even apologise.”
The deposed prime minister on Wednesday told the accountability court that the National Accountability Bureau’s (NAB) corruption references against him “are a punishment for going ahead with treason case” against former dictator Musharraf among other things.


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