PML-N considers NA session on Shahbaz
ISLAMABAD: Acting parliamentary leader of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Saturday said that his party would consult other opposition parties about convening a National Assembly (NA) session on the issue of the deportation of PML-N President Shahbaz Sharif.
Addressing at a press conference, he said that a special meeting of the PML-N Central Working Committee (CWC) had been summoned on Tuesday or Wednesday to discuss the situation in detail. He added that soon after the CWC, a meeting of the Alliance for the Restoration of Democracy (ARD) may also be called.
Giving some new details about the deportation of Mr Sharif to Saudi Arabia on May 11, the PML-N leader said that immigration officials at Lahore Airport had confiscated the passport of the PML-N president. He denied the reports that the government of Saudi Arabia confiscated the passports of all members of the Sharif family.
He refused to hold the Saudi government equally responsible for keeping the Sharif family out of Pakistan. He stated that only the Pakistani government was responsible for putting restrictions on the political leadership against the law of the land.
Mr Khan denied that existence of any agreement between the governments of Saudi Arabia and Pakistan and the Sharif family.
He said the PML-N would fight the legal and political battles for the return of its leaders. Mr Khan said that the party would test the factors behind the Supreme Court’s observation that there was no bar on any Pakistani citizen’s right to enter Pakistan. “Now the ball is in the court of Supreme Court.” The PML-N leader accused the police and immigration officials of misbehaving with the PML-N president at Lahore Airport. He thanked the Pakistan People’s Party Chairperson Benazir Bhutto and her spouse Asif Ali Zardari for their full support in welcoming the PML-N president. staff report