Consult party before going public on key issues: Shahbaz
Pakistan’s ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif, facing the heat after his controversial remarks on the Mumbai terror attack, will be asked to consult the party leadership before talking on sensitive issues, PML-N chief Shahbaz Sharif on Thursday assured conerned party lawmakers.
In an explosive interview last week, the three-time prime minister had questioned Pakistan’s policy to allow the “non-state actors” to cross the border and “kill” people in Mumbai as he publicly acknowledged that militant groups are active in the country.
His remarks triggered a major political controversy, ahead of general election in Pakistan. Fearing that Sharif ’s reamarks could damage the party and marr their electoral fortunes, many lawmakers of the ruling Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) during a parliamentary committee meeting, complained to Nawaz Sharif ’s younger brother and party chief Shahbaz, also the Chief Minister of Pakistan’s Punjab province.