Pakistani social media deemed Nawaz Sharif’s speech at APC

ISLAMABAD/LONDON: Pakistani social media micro-blogging website Twitter deemed former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s speech at the All Parties Conference (APC) as he said that the opposition’s dispute was not with Prime Minister Imran Khan but those that brought him into power.

Nawaz delivered speech after a long time and breaks his silence on political matters, however, users of twitter were eagerly anticipated his address via video link from London.

The PML-N quid vowed that his party would fully endorse whatever course of action would be decided at the opposition group.

 TV anchor Kamran Yousaf lauded the PML-N quid’s speech, “You may be supporter or hater of #NawazSharif, his today’s speech will go down in history as one of the candid and bold postmortem of Pakistan‘s chronic problems.”



South Asia analyst Michael Kugelman was of the view that Nawaz Shrif “came out swinging” with a “bold and defiant” speech.

While television anchor Amber Rahim Shamsi also seconded Kugelman’s view that his speech took no prisoners. She, however, questioned whether the resolution would reflect his talking points.


However, political pundit Mosharraf Zaidi said that his speech “was neither his boldest not coherent or original with respect to context as he has said all this before as well”.


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Human Rights Minister lashed out at those who believed that the government would not allow Nawaz’s speech to be telecast live.

In a quip, she drew parallels to Muttahida Qaumi Movement founder Altaf Hussain and Nawaz.


Nawaz Sharif tone ‘sharp and words ‘explicit’ in speech

Earlier, while addressing the much-hyped PPP-hosted APC, Nawaz Sharif said that the opposition’s fight was not against Prime Minister Imran Khan but those who brought him into power.

“Our foremost priority should be removing this selected government and this system. Our struggle is not against Imran Khan,” said Nawaz. “Today, our struggle is against those who installed Imran Khan and who manipulated elections to bring an incapable man like him into power and thus, destroyed the country.”

Army stay away from governmental system

“If change is not brought, it will bring irreversible loss to this country. It is very important that our armed forces stay away from our governmental system according to our Constitution and the Quaid’s speech, and not interfere with the people’s choice. We have made this country a joke in our own eyes and internationally as well.”

NAB carrying out only selective accountability

He also repeated the opposition’s allegation that the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) was carrying out only selective accountability.

‘Democracy in danger’

“If we don’t do it [take a step] today, when will we?” asked Nawaz. “I agree with Maulana [Fazlur Rehman, chief of JUI-F] that we need to make this conference purposeful or people will be disappointed.

Pakistan become laboratory of experiments

Pakistan has become a laboratory of such experiments. Every child knows that no prime minister has been allowed to complete five years in power. All dictators have spent multiple years while premiers have hardly been allowed to complete their term, he said.

‘Court gives dictators right to play’

“When a dictator was first brought into the courtroom for violating the Constitution, you saw what happened. Court gave dictators the right to play with the Constitution and acquitted someone who broke the Constitution twice Whereas the ones who follow the Constitution are still in jail.”

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