BUNER – (KPK) Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday said he was ready to face a commission that can probe treason allegations against him over controversial remarks regarding the 2008 Mumbai attacks.
Challenging those calling him a ‘traitor’, he demanded to form a commission to determine “who the real traitor is”, suggesting the guilty to be hanged in public.
While addressing a party rally in Buner, the former prime minister said the guilty party, be it him for treason or those levelling allegations against him, should be publicly hanged following the verdict of the commission.
“Nawaz who eliminated terrorism from Pakistan, made the country an atomic power, concealed the Kargil embarrassment, made motorways, ended electricity load shedding, and made Pakistan a hub of peace is being labelled as a traitor today.”
“Is making Pakistan an atomic power treason or patriotism?”
Those who drown Pakistan into darkness are patriots, those who sow the seeds of terrorism in the country are patriots, and those who abrogate the country’s Constitution and law and impose martial law are patriots, he lamented.
“Those who serve you sincerely, day and night, are being accused of treason.”
He strongly opposed the allegations against him and stressed that the nation must work with him to bring an end to such incidents.
“If I speak positively about Pakistan, then should not I give good suggestions?”
“And if my statement doesn’t sit well with someone, and if I am actually a traitor then come form a national commission. Let us start the process of accountability,” he demanded.
“Those who call me traitor should also be held accountable,” said Nawaz. “Pakistan’s 220 million people should witness [the trial] and the guilty [party] should be publicly hanged.”
“He who is ready to die for the country has been labelled a traitor,” the veteran politician lamented. “Nawaz was shown the door, and this is the treatment given to the prime minister.”
‘Won’t let NAB chairman off the hook easily’
The PML-N supremo also demanded to form a commission for the money laundering allegations against him.
“We won’t let the NAB chairman off the hook so easily,” he said. “He must apologize and tender his resignation.”