Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif has said that Pakistan Peopleâs Party co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardariâs statement about PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif was âunfortunateâ and that the latterâs commitment to Pakistan was âunquestionableâ.
In a tweet today, the leader of the opposition in the National Assembly expressed reservations about PPP co-Chairman Zardariâs statement about Nawaz Sharif and underscored Nawaz Sharifâs commitment to Pakistan.
He added, âZardari sahib knows the conditions in which MNS went abroad.â
The PML-N leader further said that such remarks should be avoided and âwe should work for greater good of countryâ.
Zardari Sahibâs statement about Mian Nawaz Sharif is unfortunate. Mian Sahibâs unwavering commitment to Pakistan has always been unquestionable. Zardari sb. knows the conditions in which MNS had to go abroad. We should refrain from such remarks & work for greater good of country.
— Shehbaz Sharif (@CMShehbaz) December 9, 2021
The tweet came days after PPP co-Chairman Asif Zardari commented, in reference to Nawaz Sharif, that the person who was not ready to âbreath his last in Pakistanâ did not have a stake in the country.
The PPP leader was speaking at a ceremony at Bilawal House in Lahore to honour party workers, and had stated that they all belonged to the land and would meet their ends here.
The remarks from both sides also follow the recent by-polls in Lahoreâs NA-133, wherein PML-Nâs Shaista Pervaiz Malik emerged victorious against PPPâs Chaudhry Aslam Gill with a margin of roughly 14,000 votes.
The PPP, however, managed to increase its vote bank, with its candidate receiving 40 percent of the total votes as compared to the meagre five percent in the 2018 general elections.