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Targeted Accountability is Not Acceptable: Nawaz Sharif

Lahore (December 21, 2017): The former prime minister Nawaz Sharif in his diatribe on  judiciary said that the targeted accountability would not be acceptable at any cost.

According to the details, former prime minister Nawaz Sharif said on Thursday that the ‘targeted accountability’ was not accepted to the nation, adding that he was not seeing transparent accountability in the country.

He was discussing the PML-N’s preparations for the coming elections and the country’s political situation with Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi who called on him at the Jati Umra here.

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“We are ready to render any kind of sacrifice to strengthen democracy, however selective accountability is not acceptable” he vowed.

Terming 2018 as an election year, the former premier urged the need to expedite contacts with the masses and party workers.

He said that strength of all the institutions lies in the parliament’s power, adding that he was ready for making every sacrifice to support democracy in the country.Talking on the occasion PM Abbasi said that PML-N will contest next election under the  leadership of Nawaz Sharif.

During the meeting, both the leaders were agreed to remove concerns of JUI-F chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman and others with regard to Fata-KP merger.

Earlier in the day, PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif nominated Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif as party’s candidate for the prime minister in the 2018 elections.

The decision was taken in a party meeting at the ousted prime minister’s Jati Umra residence.

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Praising Shehbaz for his hard-working nature and devotion to public service Nawaz said that Shehbaz has proved himself the most viable candidate for the Highest office of the land.

“Shehbaz has never opposed my opinion. He has vast administrative experience,” he was quoted as saying.PMLN is a democratic political party where everyone is free to voice their mind and thus at times Shehbaz has had difference of opinion over certain issues but his commitment to the party and his commitment to party discipline over rides everything else, Nawaz added.

Nawaz also stressed upon on the party leaders and workers to stand by the party and stick to party’s stance in testing times instead of creating and fanning discord.

His nomination comes days after the Supreme Court rejected the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) plea to reopen the Hudaibiya Papers Mills case.On July 28, the top court had disqualified Nawaz for failing to declare an unclaimed salary from a Dubai-based company of his son, as an asset when filing his nomination papers in 2013.

Following the ouster, Shehbaz was to succeed Nawaz. However, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi was later nominated to be the prime minister.

Insiders said the decision will be formalised in the coming days following a consensus in the party.

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