‘MQM is a by-product of agencies’
* PML-N chief says intelligence agencies busy interfering in political affairs
* Says it is time for ‘decisive’ talks with Asif Ali Zardari
LAHORE: The intelligence agencies of the country are responsible for the creation of parties such as the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz chief Nawaz Sharif said on Tuesday.
Addressing a gathering of supporters in London, he said that the agencies were far busier with interfering in the political affairs of the country than they were in conducting their actual jobs, Geo News reported.
Decisive talks: Reiterating the PML-N’s demands of an independent judiciary, reinstatement of sacked judges and an end to military intervention in politics, the PML-N chief said that the time had come for decisive talks with Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari.
“We are a sovereign nuclear power. Our parliament should be independent,” he said, adding that no dictation should be taken from any foreign power, Online reported. He said Zardari should act according to the plan he had promised to the PML-N, adding that he wanted to see the ruling alliance remain intact.
Referring to Musharraf, he said that those who violate the constitution must be tried on treason charges, adding that Musharraf had tried his best to destroy the PML-N but failed.
According to the channel, Nawaz said that he was still committed to the promises he had made before the elections, adding that the country was more important to him than holding onto the corridors of power. He said that while the ruling coalition had not been able to fulfil the people’s expectations due to its own shortcomings, the nation should not feel disappointed, as the sacked judges would soon be reinstated. daily times monitor/agencies