Pakistan’s former prime minister and PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif has accused the navy and the intelligence company of being behind his ouster as premier and putting in their “puppet authorities” by bringing Imran Khan into energy.
Sharif was addressing the primary energy present of the alliance of 11 opposition events — Pakistan Democratic Motion (PDM) — in Gujranwala, some 80 km from Lahore, late on Friday night time by way of video hyperlink from London.
On September 20, the opposition events introduced the formation of the PDM and launch of a three-phased anti-government motion beneath an “motion plan” beginning with countrywide public conferences, protest demonstrations and rallies earlier than a “decisive lengthy march” in direction of Islamabad in January 2021 to oust the Imran Khan-led Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) authorities.
Focusing on the navy management, Sharif instructed the gathering: “(Military chief) Gen Qamar Javed Bjwa ended my authorities. He rigged 2018 elections and imposed incapable Imran Khan on the nation. Gen. Bajwa is a direct perpetrator and he should give a solution to this.”
Bajwa is straight accountable for the miseries and sufferings of the folks by imposing a clumsy PTI authorities, the Pakistani Muslim League (Nawaz) chief alleged.
He additionally accused the Inter-Providers Intelligence of being behind the autumn of his authorities and mentioned your entire episode occurred with the assistance of ISI chief Lt Gen Faiz Hameed.
“You (Hammed) should reply this too,” he mentioned, accusing the navy and the ISI of “putting in” their “puppet authorities by bringing Imran Khan into energy”.
“I ask the folks current within the rally, do not be afraid to say the identify who imposed this incapable Imran on us,” the three-time prime minister mentioned.
Referring to the navy, 70-year-old Sharif mentioned, “You may label me a traitor if you need, seize my properties, file false circumstances in opposition to me however I’ll proceed to talk for my folks.”
“They name us traitors…this isn’t new…PML-N’s mandate was stolen and a nalayak (incapable) and puppet Imran Khan was introduced into energy,” he mentioned.
The PML-N chief, at present out on bail, is going through a number of corruption prices. The Islamabad Excessive Court docket had allowed him to go to London for medical remedy in November final 12 months.
This isn’t the primary time that Sahrif has gone after the navy management. In the course of the opposition’s multiparty convention final month, he had bitterly criticised the military, saying there was “a state above the state within the nation”. Nonetheless, he had avoided naming anybody.
Since his anti-army rant, the PTI authorities has banned the media to broadcast his speeches.
Friday’s occasion was the primary energy present of the PDM since its formation final month with an goal to oust the “chosen” PTI authorities. The PDM’s wrestle in opposition to the Imran Khan authorities is broadly perceived as being anti-army.
The opposition managed to drag an enormous crowd on the cricket stadium that was full to its capability.
Sharif additionally questioned why the violators of Structure do not get any punishment, whereas an elected prime minister will not be allowed to finish his tenure.
Sharif grew to become the prime minister within the politically unstable Pakistan for a report thrice, however each time he was pressured to stop in the course of his time period.
The previous premier additionally mentioned there may be “a state above a state” in Pakistan and questioned, “Who’s accountable for the 2 governments on this nation?”
The PML-N chief, nonetheless, made it clear that he was not in opposition to the military however some people who violated the Structure.
“I salute my military males who sacrifice their lives for the nation,” he mentioned.
In the course of the occasion, PDM president Maualana Fazlur Rehman declared that the PTI authorities could be despatched packing by December within the wake of the opposition’s motion.
PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and Sharif’s daughter Maryam Nawaz additionally addressed the occasion.
The subsequent rally of the PDM is on Sunday in Karachi.
The Opposition leaders had introduced that they’d use all political and democratic choices, together with no-confidence motions and mass resignations from Parliament to hunt “the chosen” prime minister’s resignation.
The Opposition events have accused the highly effective military of rigging the 2018 elections that introduced Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf occasion to energy.
The Oppostion events are brazenly opposing the navy’s interference in politics and elections for the primary time within the latest historical past of the nation.
Sharif has been dwelling in London since November final 12 months after he was allowed by the courts and the federal government to go there for a interval of eight weeks for medical remedy. However he didn’t come again, whereas his legal professionals instructed the court docket that he was nonetheless recovering.
The Islamabad Excessive Court docket by way of newspaper commercials has requested Sharif to look earlier than it by November 24 to keep away from being declared a “proclaimed offender”.