Islamabad (September 19, 2017): Former interior minister and senior Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) leader Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Tuesday said the government should refrain from issuing statements that embarrass the country in front of the international community.
According to the details, PML-N leader and former interior minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has lashed out at the ruling party as well as Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, advising him that putting the house in order is necessary, but avoid embarrassment to Pakistan internationally.
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Reacting to the prime minister’s remarks, former interior minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan said on Tuesday that the enemy’s narrative becomes stronger when the government officials publicly discuss issues in their statements.
“If you doubt my opinion, just go through the comments published in Indian media on Khawaja Asif’s statement,” Nisar, who is unhappy with the PML-N leadership, said in a statement here.
Who is preventing the prime minister from putting own house in order. If he intends to do so then he should go ahead but issuing such statements publicly will only result in embarrassing the country.”
He said that foreign nationals are subjected to violence in India but have you ever heard their government or politicians admitted this publicly?“The enemy’s narrative is strengthened when government officials issue public statements on internal issues,” he said, adding that these actions will weaken Pakistan’s position internationally.
He insisted that the Indian government or politicians have never admitted to the atrocities of extremist organisations in the neighbouring country.
“The government should focus more on taking practical steps than issuing statements,” he said, referring to the PM and Khawaja Asif’s statements about ‘cleaning house.’
He went on to state that terrorists influx from across the border played with fire and blood in Pakistan, inquiring has Afghanistan or US ever confessed to the need of internal measures for eradication of terrorism.
He concluded that his government took historic measures against terrorism in the last four years, though a lot still needs to be done.Nisar’s statement comes at a time when the PM, along with the foreign minister and foreign secretary, is in the US to attend the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).
Endorsing the foreign minister’s statement regarding putting the house in order, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi had issued a statement on Monday that he shares the same views on the issue.
Earlier, Chief Minister of Punjab Shahbaz Sharif on Monday met Nisar.
The two leaders discussed internal party issues and the domestic political scenario in the meeting.