PTI objects to PM Abbasi consulting with Sharif over Cabinet formation

| Updated: Aug 03, 2017 18:53 IST

Lahore [Pakistan], Aug.3 (ANI) : Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaaf leadership has raised objection to Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi consulting ousted prime minister Nawz Sharif on the formation of a new federal cabinet. Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif presided over a meeting of the Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and PML-N leaders held at his residence in Muree and consulted with them about the formation of new federal cabinet. "How can Nawaz Sharif chair party meetings after he was disqualified even from his party office under the Supreme Court verdict?" the Dawn quoted PTI spokesman Naeemul Haq, as saying. Abbasi served as petroleum minister in Sharif's previous cabinet, which stepped down after he was removed. According to the PTI spokesman, the party also expressed concern over what it described as a 'delay' by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in pursuing cases against the Sharifs. A legal team of the party gave a detailed briefing to PTI chairman Imran Khan. Another PTI leader Abdul Aleem Khan said the Sharif family had a history of deceiving the nation and for this reason Nawaz Sharif had been thrown out from the Prime Minister's House. He said Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif would also be deposed soon from public office like his brother, adding that arrangements were being made in Kot Lakhpat jail to welcome the whole Sharif family. The party also condemned the remarks of Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi about the superior judiciary in his first address to parliament. PTI spokesman Fawad Chaudhry slammed Abbasi for threatening and intimidating the judiciary and other state institutions and termed it extremely dangerous. He said that it was shameful to say that people had rejected the verdict of the apex court standing on the floor of the house. "Exhibition of posters of the disqualified prime minister Sharif on the dais of Abbasi is a disgrace to parliament," he added.(ANI)