Sharifs provocative statements could spell disaster for Pakistan: Rehman

February 27th, 2009 - 3:29 pm ICT by ANI  

Nawaz Sharif

Lahore, Feb.27 (ANI): Perturbed by Nawaz Sharifs verbal attack on President Asif Ali Zardari, and Pakistan Muslim League- Nawazs (PML-N) decision to stage nation-wide protests against Sharifs disqualification, Pakistan Information Minister Sherry Rehman has said that such a step will lead to further deteriorate-on the political scenario of the country.
Referring to former Prime Minister and PML-N chief Nawaz Sharifs remarks on President Zardari and Supreme Court judges, Rehman said he (Sharif) should have maintained restraint while making provocative statements against the government and law enforcement authorities.
Provoking the government and law enforcement officials by Sharif was akin to taking the country towards disaster and confrontation, and weakening state institutions, The Daily Times quoted Rehman, as saying.
She appealed to the PML-N leadership to rein in their emotions and avoid making personal comments, as Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani had hinted at a review of the Supreme Courts verdict.
Earlier, addressing a public rally for the first time in Sheikhupura after the Supreme Courts verdict, Sharif said: We were betrayed not by the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), but by President Zardari.
Sharif termed the judges announcing the verdict as fake.
Shahbaz is still the legal and constitutional chief minister of Punjab as fake judges could not declare him ineligible, he said.
After the rally, the PML-N had decided to stage nationwide protest rallies and meetings against the apex courts verdict and imposition of Governors rule in Punjab province. (ANI)

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