Although PDM has again announced a powerful protesting movement against the government, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) on Monday shared the idea of a national government to pull the country out of crisis claiming that no single party including itself could stabilize the things all alone.
In the surprising development, although, PML-N president Shehbaz Sharif did not reveal any details and final shape of his own idea, he was quite confident that the current situation demanded the formation of a consensus national government. He was talking to the journalists on the last day of his Karachi tour.
No single party can pull out the country from current crisis, PML-N president claimed
Mr Sharif said that the circumstances needed collective wisdom and efforts from the leaders. He added that even PML-N would not be able to fix the things alone once it won a majority. Leader of the opposition came up with a reconciliatory tone for the PPP and expressed his best wishes for them in Sindh.
Highlighting the blunders of the current Imran Khan government including the economy, foreign policy, internal security, social sector and governance, he said that it would take years to get things fixed.
The former chief minister of Punjab seemed quite open and clear about his plans for the city of lights. He shared his calculation for the rebuilding, development and restoration of its status as financial capital of the country. He said that Karachi only needed a political will and ownership and PML-N had a comprehensive strategy for this.
He urged the federal government to keep injecting more money for almost 15 to 20 years than the amount allocated by the provincial government in its annual budget for the development of Karachi.
The government should take the parliament into confidence on Taliban-Afghanistan issue, former CM Punjab urged
On the issue of fast-developing situation in Afghanistan, Mr Sharif regretfully said that even the elected parliament was not taken into confidence about the narrative on Taliban and their future government in the neighboring country. He added that he was not aware of meetings with the foreign diplomats and security officials in this connection as he was not in that particular loop.
He demanded the PTI-led government to act rationally and present the matter before the parliament so as to get consensus on Afghanistan Government issue as it was a serious and sensitive topic. Commenting on the the Taliban takeover in Afghanistan, the PML-N president cautiously said that they would have to adopt a wait-and-see policy in this regard as it was quite early to remark on the future of Afghanistan where the Taliban were going to take up the charge after Nato forces withdrawal.
Mr Sharif, however, praised a few developments announced by the Taliban including the formation of an inclusive government, general amnesty, rights of women and establishing healthy relationship with the world. He however advised the government to observe the whole matter with open eyes and monitor the situation very closely.
He said that it was his desire and prayer for the country to have the best in connection with Afghanistan government however if things went the other way, it would create a chaos for everybody in the region.