The former PM was addressing the primary energy present of the alliance of 11 opposition events in Gujranwala
Pakistan’s former prime minister and PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif has accused the navy and the intelligence company of being behind his ouster as premier and putting in their “puppet government” by bringing Imran Khan into energy.
Sharif was addressing the primary energy present of the alliance of 11 opposition events — Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) — in Gujranwala, some 80 km from Lahore, late on Friday evening by way of video hyperlink from London.
On September 20, the opposition events introduced the formation of the PDM and launch of a three-phased anti-government motion below an motion plan beginning with countrywide public conferences, protest demonstrations and rallies earlier than a decisive lengthy march in direction of Islamabad in January 2021 to oust the Imran Khan-led Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) authorities.
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Targeting the navy management, Sharif instructed the gathering: “(Army chief) Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa ended my government. He rigged 2018 elections and imposed incapable Imran Khan on the nation. Gen. Bajwa is a direct culprit and he will have to give an answer to this.”
Bajwa is immediately answerable for the miseries and sufferings of the folks by imposing a clumsy PTI authorities, the Pakistani Muslim League (Nawaz) chief alleged.
He additionally accused the Inter-Services Intelligence of being behind the autumn of his authorities and stated your complete episode occurred with the assistance of ISI chief Lt Gen Faiz Hameed.
“You (Hammed) will have to answer this too,” he stated, accusing the navy and the ISI of “installing” their “puppet government by bringing Imran Khan into power“.
“I ask the people present in the rally, don’t be afraid to mention the name who imposed this incapable Imran on us,” the three-time prime minister stated.
Referring to the navy, 70-year-old Sharif stated, “You can label me a traitor if you want, seize my properties, file false cases against me but I will continue to speak for my people.”
“They call us traitors…this is not new…PML-N’s mandate was stolen and a nalayak (incapable) and puppet Imran Khan was brought into power,” he stated.
The PML-N chief, at present out on bail, is going through a number of corruption fees. The Islamabad High Court had allowed him to go to London for medical remedy in November final 12 months.
This isn’t the primary time that Sahrif has gone after the navy management. During the opposition’s multiparty convention final month, he had bitterly criticised the military, saying there was a state above the state within the nation . However, he had shunned naming anybody.
Since his anti-army rant, the PTI authorities has banned the media to broadcast his speeches.
Friday’s occasion was the primary energy present of the PDM since its formation final month with an goal to oust the “selected” PTI authorities. The PDM’s wrestle in opposition to the Imran Khan authorities is extensively perceived as being anti-army.
The opposition managed to tug an enormous crowd on the cricket stadium that was full to its capability.
Sharif additionally questioned why the violators of Constitution don’t get any punishment, whereas an elected prime minister isn’t allowed to finish his tenure. Sharif grew to become the prime minister within the politically unstable Pakistan for a file 3 times, however each time he was pressured to give up within the center of his time period.
The former premier additionally stated there may be “a state above a state” in Pakistan and questioned, “Who is responsible for the two governments in this country?”
The PML-N chief, nonetheless, made it clear that he was not in opposition to the military however some people who violated the Constitution.
“I salute my army men who sacrifice their lives for the country,” he stated.
During the occasion, PDM president Maualana Fazlur Rehman declared that the PTI authorities could be despatched packing by December within the wake of the opposition’s motion.
PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and Sharif’s daughter Maryam Nawaz additionally addressed the occasion.
The subsequent rally of the PDM is on Sunday in Karachi.
The Opposition leaders had introduced that they might use all political and democratic choices, together with no-confidence motions and mass resignations from Parliament to hunt “the selected” prime minister’s resignation.
The Opposition events have accused the highly effective military of rigging the 2018 elections that introduced Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf celebration to energy.
The Oppostion events are overtly opposing the navy’s interference in politics and elections for the primary time within the latest historical past of the nation.
Sharif has been dwelling in London since November final 12 months after he was allowed by the courts and the federal government to go there for a interval of eight weeks for medical remedy. But he didn’t come again, whereas his attorneys instructed the courtroom that he was nonetheless recovering.
The Islamabad High Court by means of newspaper commercials has requested Sharif to seem earlier than it by November 24 to keep away from being declared a “proclaimed offender”.