Nawaz to soon return to Pakistan and head PML-N: Ayaz Sadiq

LAHORE: Speaker National Assembly Ayaz Sadiq on Sunday said he could not yet digest the Supreme Court’s verdict against ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif, who is currently in London to look after his ailing spouse who has undergone three surgeries to remove throat cancer.

Addressing a news conference in Lahore, the NA Speaker said the ex-PM would soon return to Pakistan and head the Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) party.

“I do not agree to the SC’s verdict. I myself subconsciously call him prime minister,” he said pointing towards the objection raised by Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan over Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi’s calling Nawaz as his premier.

He said Nawaz still held the party leadership and after him his brother Shehbaz Sharif was our leader.

Ayaz Sadiq also said former interior minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan was a senior PML-N leader and would remain so. In a personal meeting, he told me that his party was PML-N and his leader was Nawaz and the day Panama Leaks was verdict was announced, Nisar stood by the party head, he said.

To a query, he said investigation should be held right away on the flourishing of banners of Daesh in Islamabad.

“It is highly concerning to hear about terrorists in the country,” he said.

To another query, the speaker said if former president Pervez Musharraf knew about his predecessor Asif Zardari’s involvement in the former prime minister Benazir Bhutto’s murder case then why did he not revealed it when he was in the power.