Nawaz decides to stay in govt despite pressure


This comes a day after PTI chief and former Prime Minister Imran Khan announced the ‘Haqeeqi Azadi March’ in Islamabad from Wednesday. …reports Asian Lite News

After extensive deliberation, PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif has decided to continue running the government as he refused to dissolve the national assembly amid political pressure and economic woes, media reports said.

The decision comes after rounds of consultation with the top leadership of the heads of the ruling coalition parties during last week, Samaa TV reported.

This comes a day after PTI chief and former Prime Minister Imran Khan announced the ‘Haqeeqi Azadi March’ in Islamabad from Wednesday. The PTI believes that the current regime has been installed by the US through a conspiracy. The party is demanding dissolution of the national assembly and fresh elections.

Speculations were running rife that the government would dissolve the assembly and go for fresh elections before the long march of PTI. The PML-N-led government, however, has decided otherwise. It said that the government is determined to complete its constitutional tenure till August 2023.

Samaa TV reported that PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif has endorsed the decision of staying in the government despite economic and political pressures. The awaited decision has also been communicated to an ‘important personality’ by the PML-N supremo.

The PML-N led government has also decided to counter PTI’s long march strictly if the marchers resort to unlawful activity.

It has been decided to arrest the participants of the long march who would try to take the law into their hands.

Along with it, the government has also decided not to accede to any unconstitutional demand by Imran Khan.

Maryam Nawaz. (Photo: Twitter/@MaryamNSharif)

‘Go for fresh polls’: Maryam

Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz Vice President Maryam Nawaz Sharif has said that instead of shouldering the burden of ‘filth’ left by Imran Khan, the PML-N should quit the government and go for fresh elections, Samaa TV reported.

Addressing a public gathering in Sargodha, Maryam said that her proposal may make people wonder why PML-N took to the government for only one month.

She supplied the answer by saying that Imran Khan had plans for ruling for ten years by rigging the next elections and the PML-N had thwarted those plans by assuming power.

Maryam Nawaz asked the supporters whether the PML-N should shoulder the burden of Khan’s failure or quit the government and then said, “I am with you. I say that (instead of continuing with) a government that crush people under inflation, it is better to say it goodbye. Say it goodbye and come out in the field of people and compete,” Samaa TV reported.

“Tell me, if Nawaz Sharif, for your sake, leaves the government, would you give him two-third majority to put the country on the correct course?”

She lamented the fact that the current government may have to take difficult economic decisions that would fuel inflation.

Maryam Nawaz began by saying that the people of Pakistan were demanding the return of Nawaz Sharif to Pakistan to solve their problems.

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