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Nawaz also blames ‘generals’ for conspiring against his govt

November 09, 2012

Photo shows Pakistan Muslim League (N) leader Nawaz Sharif and Shahbaz Sharif.—File Photo

LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif on Friday blamed ‘army generals’ for conspiring against his elected government in the past saying gunny bags full of money were brought in Punjab to topple his rule, DawnNews reported.

Speaking during an interview to a private news channel, Sharif declared the task of bringing law and situation of the country to normalcy an uphill task. Situation in Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and in Karachi is getting out of control, he said.

Sharif said that his party will form an electoral alliance with a political party which would ensure peace in Karachi. “We might not need any alliance prior to elections anyway,” he added.

The former prime minister dismissed the allegations that he received money from former Mehran Bank head Younis Habib. “Had I received money and had he been kind enough to us, my government would have not fired him from his post,” he added.

Commenting on the Supreme Court’s verdict on Asghar Khan case and potential investigation by the FIA against him, Sharif said that he would accept the probe despite the fact that the agency reports to Interior Minister Rehman Malik. He stressed that the government should implement the apex court orders in letter and spirit.

Commenting on politics in Punjab, the PML-N chief said that his party has strong candidates contesting the next general elections from every constituency of the province. However, he said, the PML-N will accept the poll results even if they lose, adding that his party has put up with the incumbent government with humility.

Sharif demanded the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) government to announce dates for elections and end the ‘suspense.’