Islamabad (March 08, 2018): Lifetime Quaid of the PML-N Nawaz Sharif on Thursday chaired a consultative meeting of the PML-N in Islamabad in order to mull over the strategy for the elections of Senate chairman.
As per details, the consultative meeting was held at the residence of Chaudhry Munir rather than Punjab House and was attended by Minister for Information Maryam Aurangzeb, Musaddiq Malik, NA Speaker Ayaz Sadiq, Khwaja Saad Rafique, Pervez Rasheed, and other top leaders of the party. Maryam Nawaz also attended the meeting but later left for the social media workers convention in Faisalabad.
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Earlier, talking to media after the accountability court granted him an exemption into the hearing of Avenfield reference case, former prime minister Nawaz Sharif said on Thursday said that he had proposed PPP Senator Raza Rabbani as he is someone who is committed 100 per cent to the Constitution and doesn’t have anti-democracy credentials.
Nawaz said the his party and allies consulted over the Senate chairman’s post yesterday and all agreed on Pakistan Peoples Party’s (PPP) Raza Rabbani, the incumbent chairman over his 100 precent commitment for the democracy.“There is no point placing someone on the seat who is compromised,” Nawaz explained further.
When asked about PPP leader Asif Ali Zardari’s refusal to appoint Rabbani, Nawaz said, “if his leadership doesn’t want to place him there then we’ll find someone like that in our own fold”.
Responding to cases against him, Nawaz said that the ongoing cases against him are part of a grand design and it has been six months since the corruption references were filed but charges have yet to be proved.“What charge is there against me,” questioned Nawaz, adding that had there been any corruption evidence it would have been proved in two months but here they’ve gotten an extension now”.
Referring to Avenfield supplementary reference witness Robert Radley, a forensic expert used by the Panama case joint investigation team (JIT) to build its case against Nawaz, Nawaz said Radley’s statement was in our favour. This shows that lies have no basis.