Pak will remain stable if it follows democratic path: Nawaz Sharif

| Updated: Aug 06, 2017 01:49 IST

Islamabad [Pakistan], August 5 (ANI): Former Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif on Saturday said that the country will remain stable if it remains on the path of democracy, otherwise there will be chaos. During an informal chat with journalists after reaching Punjab House from Murree, Sharif said that he has a lot to speak on circumstances surrounding his disqualification, but for the time being he wants to remain silent. Referring to the Supreme Court's grounds for his disqualification in the Panama Papers case, he questioned as how could he declare a salary that he had never received from his son's company. "Whatever happened with me is in front of you all. Had there been any evidence of corruption, kickbacks or misuse of public funds there would have been logic [in the disqualification]," Geo News quoted Sharif as saying. Sharif said that he acted upon the Supreme Court's verdict as he believes in the rule of law. The Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) chief claimed that he has done nothing which obstructed the country's progress. "I want to take the country's politics in the right direction. I haven't used crass words against my political opponents. I am not politically isolated," he said. Sharif, while referring to former military ruler of Pakistan Pervez Musharraf, asked whether or not there was any court in the country that could convict a person who violated the Constitution twice. He also alleged that Baloch leader Akbar Bugti was ruthlessly killed during the Musharraf regime leading to instability in Balochistan and questioned that did anyone question those who weree responsibe for it and did anyone hold them accountable. Earlier, Sharif was welcomed by scores of his followers on his arrival in Islamabad. The former premier's convoy was surrounded by PML-N supporters, prompting Nawaz to get out of his car at one point and greet the crowd. According to the report, Sharif will be staying in the capital tonight and proceed to Lahore Sunday morning. (ANI)
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