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Pak PM Sharif accuses President Alvi of following dictates of Imran Khan’s celebration

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Press Trust of India

In his five-page letter to President Alvi, Sharif mentioned that he was writing to “set the record of the government straight” and convey the latter’s “partisan attitude” on document.

Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif. (File picture)

By Press Trust of India: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Sunday hit again at President Arif Alvi, accusing him of being partisan and following the dictates of his Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf celebration as an alternative of remaining impartial as the top of the state.

His feedback got here two days after President Alvi in a letter on Friday accused the premier of utilizing disproportionate pressure towards politicians, political employees and journalists in latest clashes with former prime minister Imran Khan’s PTI.

The president, who was a member of Khan’s celebration earlier than assuming the workplace, had additionally requested Sharif to direct all authorities to help the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) in holding the Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa elections as per the orders of the Supreme Court.

In his five-page letter to President Alvi, Sharif mentioned that he was writing to “set the record of the government straight” and convey the latter’s “partisan attitude” on document.

He mentioned Alvi’s communication in components learn like “a press release of the opposition political party PTI whose one-sided, anti-government views you continue to openly espouse, notwithstanding your constitutional oath/office of President ”.

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He said that the president on several occasions violated his oath, including the order of the dissolution of the National Assembly in April last year on direction of then prime minister Imran Khan, and also his failure to discharge his constitutional duty to give oath to Sharif on his election as the prime minister.

“Despite the foregoing and several other instances, where you actively worked towards undermining a constitutionally elected government, I have made all-out efforts to maintain a good working relationship with you. However, the contents of your letter, its tone, and language have compelled me to respond to it,” he stated in the letter.

Sharif said that actions by the law enforcement agencies were in accordance with the law.

“Regrettably and ostensibly due to your party allegiance, you have failed to note the sheer violation of laws, contumacious disregard of court orders, attacking the law enforcement agencies, damaging public property, attempts to create chaos, civil and political unrest, and in short, to bring the country to the brink of economic default and civil war by PTI,” he mentioned.

He mentioned the PTI’s full disregard of legislation tarnished the picture of Pakistan within the worldwide neighborhood and forged unfavorable repercussions on the way forward for democracy and state of human rights.

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He additionally complained that Alvi as president had not as soon as mentioned something concerning the conduct of Khan for his “aggressive, rather militant, attitude of a political order in complete defiance of court orders”.

“Regrettably again, you never raised your voice or shared your concerns in the manner that you have in your letter, in the past while the PTI was in power,” he mentioned.

He additional acknowledged that Alvi’s reference concerning significant session between the president and prime minister was “out of place”.

“Mr President, in the exercise of your functions, you must act on and in accordance with the advice of the Cabinet or the Prime Minister under clause (1) of Article 48,” he wrote.

Talking concerning the election in Punjab and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, he mentioned that the federal authorities offered each help to the ECP which is an autonomous physique and free to resolve about election.

Sharif additionally mentioned that he was “fully aware” of his duties, asserting that his authorities was absolutely dedicated to preserving, defending, and defending the Constitution however wouldn’t permit anybody to violate the legislation or create unrest.

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Mar 26, 2023