Nawaz Sharif for consensus interim set-up

Pakistan Muslim League-N President Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday said that the entire population of Sindh should have been taken into confidence on the provincial issue of SPLGO while the interim set-up will be formed after consultation between the Opposition Leader and Government.

“What’s the advantage of such an action that fails to satisfy the people of Sindh,” Nawaz Sharif regretted while addressing a gathering here.

Dispelling the impression of being a friendly opposition, he said: “Had it been so then ‘Zardari Sahab’ would not have treated the ‘friendly opposition’ the way he did.”

He said PML-N always strived to pull the country out of the darkness and still fighting the battle for ‘principles and not for power’.

“The interim governemnt will be formed after a consultation between the Opposition Leader and Government,” he believed. However, he warned, if a unanimous resolution not reached on the matter of caretaker set-up, it would be referred to the Election Commission of Pakistan.

Recalling the days of his rule, the PML-N Chief said the then Indian premier Vajpayee visited Pakistan during his government and expressed willingness to resolve all contentious issues including that of Kashmir. “What conspiracy were we trying to hatch that our government had to be dissolved?” he questioned.

With reference to his party’s talks with Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), Nawaz Sharif ruled out further negotiations with it, saying after the kind of statements had been issued by Altaf Hussain lately, whatever ‘negotiations were held with them were enough’.

Source: The News

Nawaz asks Shahbaz to help Sindhi flood affectees

LAHORE – PML-N President Nawaz Sharif on Monday asked Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif to generously help the flood affectees of Sindh and did not spare any effort in this regard. Nawaz expressed a deep sense of sorrow and grief over the deaths caused by rains and floods in various parts of Sindh and said in this hour of trial, the whole people of Punjab were with them as such they must not feel lonely. The chief minister also grieved over the situation and said the PML-N government and the people of the province stood shoulder-to-shoulder with the flood affectees of Sindh in this hour of difficulty. He said the Punjab government would spare no effort to ensure assistance to the flood affectees Sindhi brethren.  In the first phase, the chief minister announced relief goods worth Rs 100 million for immediate assistance of Sindhi brethren besides ensuring relief activities in Sindh.

Source: The Nation

Cameron Munter called on the PML-N Quaid Nawaz Sharif in Islamabad

The PML-N President Mr.Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has called upon the United States to pursue a policy of mutual respect and mutual trust with Pakistan, as only such a policy can restore cooperation between them and thereby serve the cause of peace and stability in the region. Mr.Nawaz Sharif made this remark during a farewell call on him by the outgoing US Ambassador to Pakistan, Ambassador Cameron Munter in Pakistan.

During the course of their meeting, the former Prime Minister emphasized the need for the US to re-orient its policies towards Pakistan in a manner that the country’s democratic institutions become stronger and its economy made less dependent on foreign aid.

The US Ambassador spoke of his admiration for the people of Pakistan adding that he was deeply impressed by the enormous changes taking place which made him confident that the country was headed in the right direction.

The meeting was also attended by Dr.Marilyn Wyatt, wife of the US Ambassador as well as Senator Ishaq Dar, leader of the opposition in the senate.