No meeting between Nawaz, Bajwa in seven years: Irfan

Muhammad Anis & Mumtaz Alvi
Saturday, Jun 22, 2024

ISLAMABAD: PMLN Senator Irfan Siddiqui on Friday said that there had been no meetings or telephonic contacts between former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and ex-Army Chief General (R) Qamar Javed Bajwa in the last seven years.

“There has been no telephonic contact between Nawaz Sharif and Bajwa except from a brief one minute condolence talk on telephone on death of Kulsum Nawaz,” Senator Irfan Siddiqui on ‘X’ said.

Irfan Siddiqui said that according his authentic information, there has been no meeting between two personalities since July 28, 2017 decision of Supreme Court in Panama case till date today.

It may be pointed out here that the dissident PMLN leader Muhammad Zubair in a programme of a private television claimed that Bajwa met Nawaz Sharif in London before no-confidence move against PTI regime. He also said that Bajwa was assured of extension in his tenure.

According to Muhammad Zubair, he was directed by Maryam Nawaz that nobody, not even members of Sharif family, should have any knowledge about the meeting.

He also said that two personalities met twice prior to the no-confidence motion.

Meanwhile, a PTI spokesperson, commenting on Zubair’s interview, has demanded that Qamar Bajwa must be put in the dock for what it termed conspiring with convicted Nawaz Sharif against the elected government.

PTI spokesperson also demanded the Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) take notice of the statement of Federal Minister for Planning Ahsan Iqbal about keeping party founder Imran Khan in jail for five years.

The spokesperson also condemned the imposition of Section 144 in Punjab, alleging the rulers are depriving citizens of basic constitutional rights.