Former Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has made a statement indicating his reluctance to engage in welcoming gestures towards anyone, emphasizing the need to resolve legal matters before engaging in political discussions. Abbasi’s comments came after his meeting with the leader of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), Nawaz Sharif, in London. During their discussion, Abbasi asserted that the efficiency of their government was not compromised, and their focus remained on national affairs. He indicated that the party would decide the course of action if PML-N emerged victorious.
Nawaz Sharif is scheduled to return to Pakistan on October 21, where he will address a gathering at Minar-e-Pakistan. Speaking about the possibility of forming a new political party, Abbasi clarified that there were no secretive endeavors. If a new party is formed, it will be done transparently and publicly.
Regarding the discussions with Nawaz Sharif, Abbasi emphasized the imperative need for justice, urging the resolution of excesses committed against Nawaz Sharif. He clarified that he held no reservations against any leader within the party. Abbasi underscored his 35-year association with Nawaz Sharif but stated his non-involvement in any discussions about Nawaz Sharif’s return.
Abbasi maintained a strong stance on the government’s accountability concerning the events of May 9. He affirmed that the responsibility for taking action against those involved in the incidents rested with the government. He urged those participating in protests to seek guidance from Allah.
Abbasi’s comments reflect a pragmatic approach, prioritizing legal rectitude over political alliances. His emphasis on justice and accountability underscores the importance of legal procedures and national integrity. While he maintains his association with Nawaz Sharif, Abbasi’s call for justice and transparent political actions emphasizes the need for ethical governance in Pakistan. His words highlight a commitment to the rule of law, ensuring that legal matters take precedence in the nation’s political landscape.