MULTAN: Senior leader of Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaf Javed Hashmi on Sunday, June 9, announced the withdrawal of his remarks made in the National Assembly that Nawaz Sharif was his leader and will always be his leader.
At a press conference Javed Hashmi said his supporters and voters from his constituency did not like the remarks therefore he was withdrawing them.
However, Hashmi accused media and some anchors for fueling the controversy. He said that he had made the remarks out of respect.
Javed Hashmi stunned his party supporters in a speech in the National Assembly on Wednesday, June 5, after the election of Nawaz Sharif on the same day. Hashmi said he always considered Nawaz Sharif as his leader. Some analysts interpreted his remarks as a sign of Hashmi's displeasure with PTI leaders.
But Javed Hashmi on Sunday clarified that Imran Khan was his leader and he admired him for attempting to bring a new political culture in the country.