The PTI Ministers say that Nawaz Sharif by his statement has cast doubts over the fairness of 2018 general elections as the results were not in his favour.
ISLAMABAD: (UrduPoint/Pakistan Point News-Sept 21st, 2020) In response to PML-N Supremo Nawaz Sharif’s address to Opposition’s All Parties Conference (APC), the federal government hit back at him that he had cast doubts over the 2018 elections as the results were not in his favour.
Minister for Information and Broadcasting Shibli Faraz, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Minister for Planning Asad Umar and Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhary held a joint-press conference to respond to Nawaz Sharif’s address at APC on Monday.
“Nawaz looked fit during his address,” said Minister for Information Shibli Faraz.
Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said that Nawaz Sharif made an attempt to malign the 2018 general elections, pointing out that Nawaz Sharif, however, remained the prime minister for three tenures and he never cast doubts on those elections.
“It is totally contrary to the facts what Nawaz Sharif had said in his yesterday speech,” said Shah Mahmood Qureshi, adding that 413 petitions were filed with the leectiioins commission after 2013 elections and this year there were 299 pleas.
Shibli Faraz said that PML_N lost elections and now Nawaz Sharif was casting doubts over the elections.
“Why they didn’t overcome their shortcomings that time,” said the minister.
He stated that the opposition had thought that the PTI government would fall due to financial crisis the opposition parties had left when they were in power but the PTI government survived. He stated that the opposition leaders made speeches about ousting the government and that "some even came back to the country" to save it from "devastation".
He also presented the role of his government to combat Coronavirus, pointing out that the opposition did not discuss it during their speeches at APC. The Opposition, Umar said, was oppressed that they were not coming forward to get the related bills of FATF passed.
“In Nawaz's speech yesterday he said that the military and judiciary were in the wrong,” he said, adding that the PML-N supremo would be the first politician who would be asking the people to come out on the streets as he sits comfortably in his apartment in London.
“We are directed by the prime minister to resolve the problems identified by the judiciary,” he said, pointing out that the PTI-led government did not have anything against the judiciary, unlike PML-N.
Chaudhry stated he felt like Nawaz was going through some sickness or Alzheimer's. He also stated that he had forgotten how he became known in politics.
Nawaz had lost his first election as a councilor, he added.