Khursheed Shah says cases against PTI leaders should be withdrawn


Federal Minister for Water Resources and Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) central leader, Khursheed Shah, said on Wednesday that the cases against Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leaders over the Masjid-e-Nabavi PBUH incident should be withdrawn.

Khursheed Shah said in a statement that PPP does not believe in the politics of revenge. He said that the cases against Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leaders should not have been lodged over the Masjid-e-Nabavi PBUH incident. He said that the incident had taken place in Saudi Arabia and it is inappropriate to register cases in Pakistan. Shah said that the cases against PTI leaders should be withdrawn.

The federal minister said that he is addressing Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif as he would listen to his stance, whereas, he also urged the interior minister Rana Sanaullah to pay attention to his opinion. He said that action should be taken against those who are violating the law. He asked the coalition government to carefully deliver statements on PTI long march.

Shah said that PPP should have been consulted before giving any statement about the political situation as it is also part of the coalition government. Khursheed Shah said that PPP always fights for democracy instead of getting rulership. He asked PTI leadership to elaborate on its achievements during his 3.5-year tenure and alleged that PTI failed to give relief to the nation.

The PPP leader also opposed the dissolution of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB), however, he suggested amending its laws.

Earlier on April 29, Federal Interior Minister Rana Sanullah said that Pakistan would request Saudi Arabia to take action against elements involved in raising slogans at Masjid-e-Nabawi (PBUH).—INP