Shahbaz warns of sit-in consequences
PUNJAB Chief Minister Mian Shahbaz Sharif, who normally keeps quiet on routine political issues and concentrates instead on his onepoint agenda of developing the Province, has urged the people to foil designs of those organizing sit-ins. He demanded those demanding resignation of the Prime Minster to first peep into their own conscience and go for self-accountability.
The somewhat harsh statement of the Punjab CM indicates some ominous developments are going to take place after Eid when PTI and PAT have decided to go for another round of sit-ins and protests with the sole objective of power grabbing. The impatience of the two parties is nothing new as they have a history of doing whatever they can in their bid to dislodge the sitting elected Government and pave the way for their entry into power corridors. However, the policy adopted by PPP is nothing but treacherous as it negates the understanding reached with PML(N) not to become part of any plot of destabilization. PML(N) fulfilled its commitment and allowed full five years to PPP despite the fact that Zardari-led Federal Government used all tactics at its disposal to dislodge the then Punjab Government led by Mian Shahbaz Sharif. It is unfortunate that Bilawal is being misled by the likes of Aitzaz Ahsan and Qamar Zaman Kaira who have their own axes to grind against Sharif family. Therefore, Shahbaz Sharif has been forced to remind Bilawal Bhutto about proverbial corruption of PPP Government and leaders, who stashed away hundreds of billions of rupees in banks and properties abroad. People of Pakistan have also not forgotten Rental Raja and reports about kickbacks and commissions that appeared in the national and international media every other day. Therefore, the real objective of PPP is not to cleanse the society of corruption but to destabilize the Government but it must keep in mind that people of Pakistan are fed up of dirty politics of 90s.
CHINA blocked India’s bid to gain membership of the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) in a meeting held in Seoul (South Korea) on June 24, 2016,. Since the discussions were held under closed doors, it is not clear what exactly happened in the meeting. Chinese circles said that the meeting did not discuss the accession to NSG of any specific country. But a top U.S. official asserted that India had failed to get entry in NSG due to China-led opposition. Prior to the Seoul meeting, India was claiming that it had overwhelming support in the 48-member group, but it has since transpired that as many as ten member countries had reservations against Indian membership of NSG.
India’s rejection at Seoul is a big setback for Prime Minister Modi who had canvassed personally with many heads of states during his recent whirlwind tours of several countries. He had also talked to Chinese President Xi Jinping who reportedly said that China would play a ‘constructive’ role. But the net outcome is that India has been kept out of NSG. This should be an eyeopener for Modi. He is a novice in international diplomacy and needs to understand that highly-publicised summitry cannot be a substitute for quiet behind-the-scenes diplomacy. Modi is drawing criticism in India not only from the opposition but also from independent observers for causing embarrassment to India, as also earning a personal rebuke, by conducting a high-profile campaign