Nawaz Sharif criticized
Army, CJP 14 times;
will fight for overseas
rights; says Sheikh Rashid

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ISLAMABAD: Awami Muslim League Pakistan (AMLP) head Sheikh Rashid, on Monday said that Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) head and former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has criticized the Pakistan Army and Chief Justice 14 times.

Rashid, in a statement, also said that powerful circles of Pakistan should play role for early elections. He also added that Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (F) and PML-N have started their election campaigns.

Except for the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), every political party has started its electoral campaign in the country, he said.

Former Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed

Earlier, The Islamabad High Court (IHC) ordered Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif to review the appointment of Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) leader Hanif Abbasi as the Special Assistant to PM.

IHC heard a petition against Hanif Abbasis appointment as SAPM. Awami Muslim League (AML) head Sheikh Rashid appeared before the court. Chief Justice, in his remarks said that the way courts are being accused in rallies is shameful.

The CJ IHC inquired Sheikh Rashid that if he and his ally party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) trust Islamabad High Court? Justice must not only be done but seen to be done, if you do not trust this court then we can send the case to another court, he added.

You can even ask Chairman PTI that if he has doubts than we will not listen to the case. The court asked AML leader think about it that whether they trust the court or not by tomorrow.

In reply, Rashid said that he came before the court after thorough reconsideration and they have complete trust in the courts.

Meanwhile, Awami Muslim League Chief Sheikh Rasheed has announced to move SC for the provision of the rights to vote to overseas Pakistanis.  Country is running with the foreign remittances sent by 10 million overseas Pakistanis, will move to court if they are deprived of voting right,Sheikh Rasheed said in his statement.

Rasheed said he will ensure the provision of voting rights to overseas Pakistanis. The Pakistani diaspora will protest if they are not allowed to exercise their right to vote.

Criticising the decision of doing trade with India, Sheikh Rasheed said the move is like accepting the Modis steps of August 5 in the occupied Kashmir. Kashmiris will never accept this move of the Pakistan Muslim League- Nawaz-led federal government.

Earlier, Minister for Law and Justice Senator Azam Nazir Tarar Wednesday said that present governments top agenda to introduce electoral reforms in the country would ensure transparency in the democratic process and level playing field for all political parties.

Talking to PTV News, he said the government was ready to hear opposition regarding the issue of reforms as it is a matter of the future of Pakistans democracy.

He said right of vote to overseas Pakistanis cannot be given till the required legislation is done by the parliament regarding various practical legal aspects, adding, proper dialogue and debate would be the best way to tackle the issue.