PTI has no character, ideology: Nawaz Sharif

Glen Norman
May 16, 2018

Leading opposition leader and cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan said Mr Sharif was speaking the language of (Indian Prime Minister) Narendra Modi and cooperating against enemies of Pakistan to harm the country.

In its annual report, the statement said that the World Bank estimates bilateral remittances between countries using the methodology summarised in the World Bank Working Paper 102 South-South migration and remittances by the authors of the report.

Chairman Justice (r) Javed Iqbal on Wednesday asked the National Assembly's Standing Committee for Law and Justice to excuse him from today's appearance after he was summoned to explain the initiation of an inquiry against former prime minister Nawaz Sharif over bogus media reports that pertained to money laundering.

Justice Aamer Farooq sought reply from the director general of the FIA, chairmen Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) and Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) with respect to the filed petition.

He said Nawaz Sharif had not given a standalone statement on Mumbai attacks, rather it was an out-of-context pick by the journalist out of a lengthy interview. "Should we allow them to cross the border and kill 150 people in Mumbai?" "We believe this is interference in the functioning of NAB and we are strongly opposed to interference in the matters of other state institutions", he said. The political turmoil over Sharif's candid admission will further isolate Pakistan internationally over terrorism issue.

Former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, on Saturday, ruffled more than a few feathers when he openly acknowledged that militant organisations operative in Pakistan, crossed the border to "kill" people in Mumbai, in an apparent reference to the 26/11 attacks in Mumbai.

Nawaz and his daughter Maryam were present in the accountability court today. He maintained that NSC's declaration was not based upon facts and the related situation. "And the person who is asking this question has been labelled a traitor".

NAB prosecutor Sardar Muzaffar Abbasi pleaded in court to record the statement of Nawaz and his family in the Avenfield case when the hearing started.

Sharif's own party, the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), however, issued a statement dismissing all claims with regard to their Quaid (Supreme Leader)'s remarks on the Mumbai terror attacks.

The NAB chairman has been asked to appear on Wednesday for a committee session to be chaired by PML-N lawmaker Chaudhry Mohammad Ashraf.

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