- PML-Q chief says PM has ‘opened far too many fronts with armed forces’
Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) chief Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain Thursday claimed that the army had given a 48 hour ultimatum to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, adding that preparations were underway to hold a referendum for the formation of a national government.
Talking to reporters, the PML-Q chief claimed that the army was against Sharif “because he had opened far too many fronts with the armed forces”. He said that the protesters would not end their sit-ins until the prime minister steps down from office.
“No one will back down from the demand of registration of cases against the Sharif brothers and other PML-N leaders over the Model Town tragedy,” he said.
Shujaat’s statement comes a day after the army said it didn’t want to intervene in the political crisis which has developed as a result of the protests led by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf and Pakistan Awami Tehreek.
Meanwhile, sources said Shujaat and his cousin Chaudhry Pervez Elahi met US Ambassador Richard Olson Thursday.
According to sources close to the PML-Q leadership, the meeting which took place at the ambassador’s office discussed the prevailing political situation in Pakistan. The ongoing anti-government protests in Islamabad were also discussed during the meeting, the sources added.