Nawaz Sharif ready to negotiate with institutions, says PM Abbasi

  • Nawaz Sharif would oversee party affairs even if imprisoned: PM Abbasi
Pakistan

ISLAMABAD – Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has expressed that his predecessor Nawaz Sharif was ready to negotiate with institutions, however, he did not believe in any sort of NRO (National Reconciliation Ordinance).

Expressing his views in a television talk show on Friday, the premier said that Nawaz Sharif would oversee party affairs, even if imprisoned by the accountability court, adding that not even the dictators succeeded in putting an end to the politics of Nawaz Sharif.

The legislator declared that it was not a big deal for PML-N’s ‘Quaid for life’ to be in jail or outside it as he had been sent behind bars in past as well.

‘Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz neither struck an NRO type deal nor it believes in any such arrangement’ asserted the premier.

Abbasi, who replaced Nawaz Sharif after the top court disqualified him in Panama Papers case, continued that all the state institutions jointly work for the progress of the country and his party was not on a collision course with other political forces.

The prime minister noted that the incumbent government would complete its term and general elections would be conducted soon after installing the caretaker government with consultation from political forces.

Shahid Khaqan Abbasi also expressed his dismay over the political role of Pakistan Peoples Party expressing it was a matter of surprise that the Senate chairman had no political affiliation.