PPP, PTI unable to defend references against PM in ECP

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ISLAMABAD, June 28 (APP): Senior leadership of Pakistan Muslim League (N) on Tuesday said that Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) would fail to prove any charge against the Prime Minister at the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP).

“This was not for the first time that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was facing a conspiracy against his government which was to stop way of transparent politicians to run the government,” Minister for National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination Saira Afzal Tarar said while talking to APP.

She said corrupt politicians have adopted a practice to defame genuine and transparent politicians without having solid evidences. This wrong practice should be stopped now, she added.

She said that after filing reference against the Prime Minister with the Election Commission, the PPP and PTI would face a great challenge to prove the grave charges they have levelled against the Prime Minister.

She said that both parties now had to face a disheartening situation as the country’s people know better they would find nothing against the prime minister.

The minister said with the submission of references, they actually tried to put pressure on the present government to take political advantage, but they had to produce documents to back up their claims.

She said Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had firm believe in transparency and for that he had taken several measures for complete elimination of corruption from the country. “This was the main reason behind hatching many conspiracies of corrupt elements against him.”

Senior politician and central leader of PML-N, Syed Zafar Ali Shah said that such type of references could not be submitted directly with the ECP as according to law, reference only could be sent to the Speaker National Assembly or Chairman Senate, who could further move that reference to the ECP.

Commenting on PPP’s reference in which it was claimed that the Prime Minister was not ‘sadiq and amin’ anymore and that he was not eligible to hold a seat in the National Assembly on hiding assets of various family members, Syed Zafar Ali Shah said that the Prime Minister did not hide anything and now PPP had to prove its claim.

He said that the submission of reference by PPP and PTI clearly showed that they had abandoned once and for all. They would find nothing and fail to give any evidence to support their references.

He said that it was high time that mainstream political parties should play their due role in development of the country rather than creating hurdles in smooth run of the affairs of the government just for petty gains.

He said that the people understood all such tactics and they just wanted development in the country and they did not  support any conspiracy against the political government or democratic system.

Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Sheikh Aftab Ahmad said that PML-N and its leadership had transparent record and that those who filed reference would face defeat as they could not provide evidence in support of their reference.

He said that morally it was not an appropriate time to file reference against such a person who was in the United Kingdom for a heart surgery.

This unethical practice of opposition proves that they only wanted to destabilize the country and create way for fulfillment of their desire of looting the country.

He said that PML-N leadership always faced hardships but had never compromised on principles.

PML-N member National Assembly Mian Abdul Manan said that some elements did not want economic stability in the country as they had started hatching conspiracies against democracy.

He said that the Panama papers leak matter was based on just media news which was being propagated at the social media while there was no mention of name of the Prime Minister in the Panama papers.