–PML-N to boycott NA proceedings till production order for Saad Rafique is issued
–Party to launch mass contact campaign from Dec 30
ISLAMABAD: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday stated that the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government is incapable of managing the country and stabilising its faltering economy.
Co-chairing a meeting of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) senior leadership alongside party president and opposition leader, Shehbaz Sharif, at Parliament House, Nawaz said that the “biggest challenge” presently facing the country was of the economy.
“The incumbent government has impaired the economy in just 100 days,” the PML-N supreme leader was quoted as saying during the meeting.
He also criticised the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) for its actions against PML-N leaders, saying the bureau had been “exposed” before the nation. “It is time to pay heed to the public’s voice,” he added.
Reportedly, it was decided during the gathering that a mass contact campaign will be started by PML-N leaders from December 30.
The consultative meeting also discussed the formation of standing committees in the National Assembly (NA) and the prevailing political situation.
The PML-N lawmakers, during the meeting, decided they would continue their protest against the non-issuance of production orders for detained MNA Khawaja Saad Rafique. On Friday, they had boycotted the proceedings of the lower house by staging a walkout.
Former interior minister Ahsan Iqbal, who heads the 18-member central organising committee formed to develop a roadmap for PML-N’s reorganisation, briefed the meeting on the drive and presented his recommendations.
“The process of party’s organisation across the country is speedily moving forward,” Iqbal was quoted as informing the gathering.
According to a notification issued earlier, the mandate of the organising committee is to review organisational structure and capabilities of the party, make recommendations for strengthening organisational capabilities and its effectiveness and recommend a plan of action for the party’s mobilisation at the grass-roots level.