LAHORE - The PPPs Deputy Parliamentary Leader in Punjab Assembly, Mr Shaukat Mahmood Basra said here on Thursday that Mian Nawaz Sharif had wanted the sacrifice of the present democratic set-up only to reach the National Assembly after expiry of his agreement made with the Saudi kings and General Musharraf.
He was reacting to PML-N chief Mian Nawaz Sharifs fresh call for general election. Basra said the PML-N chief was now dreaming of going to the National Assembly after expiry of the stipulated (bar) period.
The PPP leader said that Nawaz Sharif was not a politician. He is a civil dictator, who went to Jeddah after singing an agreement with a dictator, Basra said and added that dictators were always afraid of democratic system.
This is the reason why the Sharif brothers liked dictators the most instead of democratic governments. This explains why the PML-N wants an end to the PPP government.
M Basra said the PPP was firm in its decision to give due rights to the people of south Punjab; but, he said, the PML-N did not want this to happen.
He said PPP and PML-Q had submitted a resolution in Punjab Assembly Secretariat demanding of the federal government to take necessary constitutional steps to pave the way for a new province comprising southern Punjab.
He said his party was also having consultations with legislators belonging to all political parties to evolve political consensus on the issue. He said naming of new province was a trivial and secondary issue and any suitable name could be given to it which is non-controversial.