Federal Minister for Railways Sheikh Rasheed lashed out at PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif, warning him that he would suffer the same fate as MQM founder.
Speaking at a news conference in Lahore, Sheikh Rasheed said, “Your political funeral will come from London. Your politics will not thrive in Pakistan now.”
The railways minister challenged the PML-N to resign from the assemblies if they are serious in their campaign against the government. “Hand in your resignations. You will know where you stand,” he said.
The railways minister said that he knew about a secret meeting between Nawaz Sharif and another personality that took place in Istanbul’s Renaissance Hotel.
“Nawaz Sharif, I know about the meeting at Hotel Renaissance in Istanbul [that took place] at 11:20,” he said, putting a finger to his lips.
“I am not allowed to speak on it. And I have prohibited myself from speaking about it.”
Sheikh Rasheed criticized the former Prime Minister, saying that his party had also voted for army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa’s extension earlier this year.
“Do they think governments go because of jalsas?” asked Rasheed.
“If their jalsa is compared to Benazir’s 1986 and Imran Khan’s Lahore jalsa, then this was a failed and incomplete jalsa,” he said.
He said that the only reason that the 11-party Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) was formed was so that Maryam Nawaz could agree to a compromise with the government and fly out of the country.