Nawaz ‘opposes’ ban on PTI


Pakistan Muslim League-N supremo and former prime minister Nawaz Sharif is not in favour of banning Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf.

The PML-N is ‘divided’ over the decision to ban Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf following the May 9 violence, as a majority of the leaders are not in favour to ban PTI. Few leaders of PML-N are in favour of banning PTI and tough time for its leadership, the sources said.

Sources said Nawaz Sharif has asked senior party leaders to avoid demanding and commenting on banning PTI.

The elder Sharif has directed the party leadership to differentiate between the ‘terrorists’ and political personalities, the sources said.

“Terrorists should be trialled under Military Act and cases of other political leaders should be heard in the civil courts,” Nawaz Sharif was quoted as saying according to sources.