PML-N goes on hunger strike against Sharifs’ expulsion
MULTAN: The Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) launched its agitation on Tuesday against the government as a protest against the deportation notice issued to the family of Shahbaz Sharif. Token hunger strike camps were established in all the district headquarters of South Punjab.
In Multan a camp was established at the Kutchery Chowk in which more than 100 activists of the PML-N including women, lawyers, students and labourers took part. PML-N Chief Javed Hashmi, former Senator Rafiq Rajawana, former Member of the National Assembly (MNA) Sheikh Tahir Rashid, MPA Nafees Ansari, Hafiz Iqbal Khakwani, Maulvi Sultan Alam, Bilal Butt, Ms Qurban Fatima, Begum Shami Sultan, Begum Gulzar Rashid, Shaheen Shafiq, Begum Shamshad Noor Elahi were present among the hunger strikers.
PML-N Chief Makhdoom Javed Hashmi said, “My party is protesting against the unlawful acts of the government which had forcibly exiled Nawaz Sharif and his family. The government is now deporting the spouse of Shahbaz Sharif and her daughters from the country while they are legal citizens of this country.” Mr Hashmi was talking to newsmen here today.
“It is my last and final warning to the government to mend themselves otherwise my party would launch a countrywide agitation”, Mr Hashmi said.
“PML-N would not let anyone to send 10,000 troops to Iraq for the help of the US”, he added.
Concern over poll tribunal ruling: The united opposition leaders strongly reacted on the decision of the Election Tribunal headed by Justice Tariq Pervez Khan to disqualify the Member of the National Assembly (MNA) Mufti Abrar Sultan from NA-14 (Kohat). The leaders, describing the action ‘as politically motivated to put pressure on the Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA) to accept the Legal Framework Order (LFO), uniformed President and the dictates of the United States (US)’.
“Some ministers of the present regime with faked degree were sitting on their seats and their cases are being delayed deliberately, while a candidate who was declared eligible by the Election Commission (EC) of Pakistan during pre-election has been declared disqualified”, MMA leader Mufti Hidayat Ullah Pasroori said.
Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam (JUI) Chief and MMA leader Maulana Fazalur-Rehman said, “We do not expect any justice from the judiciary as the judges have not taken oath under the 1973 constitution and cannot give any judgement according to their conscience. If we bow down or surrender before the military controlled government then we are eligible to serve as parliamentarians, ministers, and as chairman of parliamentary committees. But now we are ineligible, as we have not accepted to recognise Israel, the US, and other anti Islam forces.”
Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) Chief Javed Hashmi said, “The decision of the tribunal was unexpected one and now the government will disqualify 63 other members to get rid of the strong opposition. However the government should bear in mind that the opposition outside the assemblies would be more dangerous.”