Imran wants wicket on no-ball: CM

PUNJAB Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has said politicians who believe in the rightfulness of their stance do not use abusive language. He wished that Imran Khan could not make indecent and uncivilised remarks before TV channels in the long march.

Talking to a newspaper correspondent on Friday, the chief minister said the use of harsh words and fiery statements in politics was a routine matter but it was lamentable that a politician had publicly used such a low language first time in the history of the country. He said no decent person could repeat the words used by Imran Khan against the respectable parliamentarians. In response to a question that some people say that he (Shahbaz Sharif) had also used such language against his political opponents during the election campaign, the chief minister said he had never used such words even in daily life, let alone public meetings. He said the use of strong words against political opponents was quite different from making vulgar and uncivilised remarks. What message Imran Khan who describes himself as a role model for young generation has given to the youth, he questioned. Shahbaz Sharif hoped that Imran Khan would show moral courage and withdraw the comments. He said the government was making sincere efforts to resolve issues but meaningful negotiations and dialogue were required for the purpose. He said the government would continue to display patience and restraint in future as well. He said the whole nation knew who was refusing to talk at this stage.

Meanwhile talking to assembly members, Shahbaz Sharif said Imran Khan wanted to flout the national constitution on Constitution Avenue. He said the unconstitutional demands would lead Imran Khan to a political suicide. He said Imran Khan wanted to take a wicket on a no-ball but it was not possible. He said it was lamentable that Imran Khan had not proved to be a good sportsman either. He said some shortsighted elements wanted to put the future of the nation at stake only to achieve their narrow political ends. He said no attempt to create instability in the country would be allowed to succeed by the nation. He said the patriotic people of Pakistan had not supported untimely long march or the so-called revolution. He said these elements had no interest in solution to people’s problems. The Chief Minister said Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif had full support of the people and he had been democratically elected by masses.

He said those levelling baseless allegations against the Prime Minister, who made Pakistan a nuclear power, should apologise to the nation for using an indecent language. He said if Pakistan faced instability, the elements, indulging in long march, would be responsible and would never be forgiven by the nation and history. Shahbaz Sharif further said that unanimous resolution adopted by the National Assembly and Senate for the supremacy of constitution and law represented the sentiments of the people. He said that a few thousand persons could not be allowed to impose their ideas on 18 crore people of Pakistan. He said the government wanted solution to all the problems through negotiations as it believed in resolution rather than creating crises. He said the people had given mandate to the Pakistan Muslim League-N to steer the country out of the quagmire of problems and the elements involved in protest and negative politics should respect the public opinion.

notice: Shahbaz Sharif has taken notice of the news regarding changing of a case of rape of a handicapped girl in the area of Lorri Adda Lahore and sought a report from the CCPO Lahore.

The Chief Minister directed that legal action be taken against those who had changed the case and demands of justice be fulfilled. (Courtesy: The News)