‘I never gave any ultimatum to the govt’: Nawaz

PML (N) Quaid Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has said that he never gave any ultimatum to Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani’s government adding that Gilani was a powerful Prime Minister after the passage of the 18th amendment.

“There is no such word like ultimatum in my dictionary and I merely gave proposals for the progress and prosperity of the country,” he said while addressing a press conference after a PML(N) consultative meeting at his Raiwind residence here on Monday.

Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif, Senator Ishaq Dar, Ahsan Iqbal, Senator Pervaiz Rasheed, Khawaja Muhammad Asif and Khawaja Saad Rafique were also present on the occasion.

PML-N Quaid said that he had asked the Prime Minister to respond to his proposal in the affirmative or the negative and he had thanked the premier for his positive reply.

To a question, Nawaz Sharif said that PML(N) had given 45 days to the government only to make its actions visible to the public, adding that he never talked of the mid-term elections and neither did PML (N) nurtured such agenda.

Expressing his concern over lawlessness, unemployment, corruption and other problems being faced by the country, he said, “Had his party become a part of any puppet show, the system would have collapsed.”

Nawaz Sharif parried a question regarding the appointment of the new Punjab Governor.

Nawaz Sharif constituted a four-member committee of the PML (N) headed by Senator Ishaq Dar and comprising Sardar Mehtab Abbasi, Senator Pervaiz Rasheed and Abdul Qadir Baloch to monitor the implementation of the proposals by the government within 45 days.