‘Nawaz has an issue with establishments, not simply people’


Asad Umar addressing a press convention in Karachi on October 18, 2020. — Geo News screengrabKARACHI: Planning minister Asad Umar on Saturday lashing out at PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif acknowledged that the previous premier has “a problem with institutions, not just people”.The federal minister was responding to Nawaz Sharif’s speech delivered on the Pakistan Democratic Movement’s Gujranwala jalsa, the place the previous premier had lashed out at state establishments and the federal government.Addressing a press convention together with federal minister Ali Zaidi, he mentioned: “Mian sahib, your threats won’t work now. The time for questions has passed, and now you have to answer.”The federal minister, criticising Nawaz Sharif, mentioned that “India’s narrative will not sell anymore”.”If you are truly brave, why couldn’t you speak about [Indian spy] Kulbhushan Jadhav […] Why don’t you lash out at India?” he requested.Umar mentioned that Nawaz had began speaking about democracy after he “saw failure” all over the place else.The federal minister requested Nawaz Sharif why he despatched his envoys for conferences, including that Shahbaz Sharif and different PML-N leaders had been asking for an NRO.Slamming Nawaz for guiding questions at sure highly effective people in his handle on the Gujranwala jalsa, Umar mentioned: “You [Nawaz] are an indicted criminal, you do not get to ask questions.”Talking about Prime Minister Imran Khan’s speech to the Tiger Force the place he talked about Maryam Nawaz, Asad Umar mentioned: “Nani [grandmother] is a relationship of immense respect; has the prime minister said anything wrong?”Asad Umar (Left) and Ali Zaidi addressing a press convention in Karachi on October 18, 2020. — Geo News screengrabThe federal minister additionally welcomed the Opposition leaders to Karachi.Taking over the presser, Ali Zaidi mentioned {that a} “new Imran Khan” has now emerged, after the Opposition’s current ways.The federal minister urged the Opposition events to not drag establishments into their political speeches.”The Opposition is running a ‘save our corruption campaign’,” Ali Zaidi mentioned, including: “We will bring the law into action and bring back Nawaz Sharif.”Ali Zaidi additionally criticised capt (retd) Safdar for chanting slogans within the presence of Maryam at Mazar-e-Quaid, saying: “He should apologise for such an act.”These “criminals” have “violated the sanctity of Mazar-e-Quaid”, he added.