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Won’t Allow Delay In GE 2018: Nawaz Sharif

Islamabad(May  07, 2018): Former PM, Nawaz Sharif has said that attack over Interior Minister cannot be neglected, they will not let general elections be delayed in the country at any cost.

Talking to the newsmen outside the accountability court after attending the hearing of a corruption case against him and his family, while referring to the Supreme Court’s order calling back police personnel from security duties of non-essential personnel, he wondered where the minister’s security was at the time of the incident.

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Nawaz also regretted that had the allegations against him been legitimate, the cases would have reached their conclusions in “eight weeks not eight months”.

Nawaz also lamented that corruption cases against members of the Pakistan Peoples Party have been in the cold storage for years while the ones against him are being rushed without any headway.Noting that today was his 62nd appearance in court, the three-time prime minister wondered how long these cases would drag on as the first extension of the six-month deadline has now passed as well.

The former premier pleaded for the cases to be taken back as “there is nothing in them”.He also claimed that the witnesses brought by the prosecution failed to provide anything substantial against him and his family with regard to the charges.

It may be recalled, Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal was injured in an assassination attempt after addressing a rally in Narowal’s tehsil Kanjrur on Sunday.

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The assailant Abid Hussain, 21, shot at the interior minister from a distance of 15 yards as the latter entered his vehicle to leave the rally ground in tehsil Kanjrur, confirmed DPO Imran Kishwar.

An initial report issued by the police said Iqbal’s bone was fractured after he received a bullet in his right shoulder.

Ahsan Iqbal undergone surgeries at Services Hospital Lahore, after which his is now satisfactory, said his son.

Iqbal, who was shot in the arm Sunday evening during a rally in his constituency Narowal, was shifted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) after his surgery was completed.

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Ahmed Iqbal, the son of Ahsan Iqbal said that “My father is now out of danger.”

However, “he will be kept under observation in the ICU for 24 hours”, he added while appealing people to pray for his health and speedy recovery.والد کی حالت خطرے سے باہر ہے، بیٹا احسن اقبالAs reported earlier, the minister underwent two operations — one aimed at removing the bullet from Iqbal’s lower torso and the other to mend his broken elbow bone.

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