At what could be the “last press conference of his political career”, veteran politician Javed Hashmi claimed that he was aware of a conspiracy being hatched to remove the prime minister.
He maintained that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan had told him that the prime minister would be removed during the tenure the current chief justice of Pakistan.
“When I told him that this would be tantamount to martial law, Imran said it won’t be like that because the Supreme Court would be executing it,” Hashmi maintained.
The senior politician also expressed his reservations over the lack of accountability of judges and army.
“I don’t say that there shouldn’t be accountability. In fact, I’m the first one who raised this issue. But my question is why just Nawaz Sharif?” he told reporters in Multan.
Pointing out that he had spent 50 years in politics, Hashmi maintained that this could be the last press conference of political career.
“Why aren’t judges held accountable? The politicians are regularly criticised and accused of corruption. But why doesn’t the same accountability apply to the military?”
The politician, who has remained associated with Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz and the PTI alleged that there had never been any accountability when it comes to the powerful military.
“Where is Raheel Sharif and Pervez Musharaf? Can anyone punish the retired general?” Hashmi asked.
Aug 20, 2017 0
Special coverage on China's Two Party Sessions by The Daily Mail - People's Daily