NAWABSHAH: The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief Mian Nawaz Sharif has described the election of Raja Pervez Ashraf as Prime Minister ‘not less than a tragedy for the country.’
Talking to the media at Nawabshah airport on Friday afternoon, he questioned the government’s nominee, “why the government brings forward ill-reputed persons. I feel ashamed even of taking names of such persons.”
“It is surprising that President Zardari has nominated a person who is facing corruption charges,” he added.
Nawaz Sharif said the Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) has always strengthened the dictatorship and that it was once again opting to support the rulers instead of strengthening democracy.
The PML-N chief further stated that Chaudhry Shujat Hussain did not consider the PPP candidate worthy to be voted for, having already said “I would prefer Maulana Fazlur Rehman if I would have my vote.”
Nawaz Sharif had arrived here in a special plane to proceed to Sehwan for addressing the public rally. PML-N leader and former Chief Minister Liaquat Jatoi, Dr Bahadur Dahri, Illahi Bux Soomro and others received the party chief.
Accompanied by PML-N Sindh president Syed Ghaus Ali Shah, Senator Pervez Rasheed, Marvi Memon and others, Mian Nawaz Sharif later left for Sehwan in motorcade.