Riaz asks Shehbaz to lead PML-N

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ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Inter-Provincial Coordination Riaz Hussain Pirzada criticised his own political party yestersday saying that in view of cases against Nawaz Sharif Shehbaz Sharif should lead PML-N. Pirzada who had differences with the party leadership since more than a year and protesting vociferously was addressing a Meet The Press event in Islamabad. He demanded changes in the party leadership hours after Nawaz Sharif, Capt (Rtd) Safdar and Maryam Safdar were indicted in corruption references by Accountability Court, Islamabad. PML-N had voted Nawaz as party head after constitutional amendment and electoral reforms. It is important to list right as right if PML-N is to be kept alive. He lambasted the policies of the ruling party saying there is no justice in the party instead “only corruption”. He commented on the ‘failure’ of institutions to scrutinise terrorists in the national assembly, hinting at the alleged IB report which lists 37 lawmakers closely related with terrorist organisations. “If parliamentarians have been declared terrorists by our own people then US cannot be blamed for the same rhetoric” he said. Pirzada demanded of equal justice for all in the country and requested state’s institutions to achieve so. He rejected the idea of a caretaker setup in the country . He lauded the role of media person Arshad Sharif for “revealing the names of terrorist suspect MNAs”. “I will side with PML-N if it provides justice to me. If the courts do so then I will be thankful to them,” he concluded.

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