I slamabad: Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif has announced that a protest movement will be launched this week if Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani does not step down.
Speaking to the media after the party’s Central Working Committee (CWC) meeting Monday, PML-N head invited all political forces, including Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI), Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) and Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) dissdent Naheed Khan, to join the movement.
“Comply with the Supreme Court’s orders. Resign from the prime minister’s office. Or get ready to face a protest movement,” said the PML-N chief.
The party chief called on ‘every Pakistani’ to come out on the streets to take the country forward, adding that the party will also approach the Election Commission of Pakistan to pass a decision regarding Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani’s disqualification.
He warned that there could also be a long march if the government refuses to implement the SC orders. “This is a do or die operation,” he said.
Nawaz Sharif said the issue of Prime Minister Gilani’s resigning was a matter of concern for the entire nation.
“We have launched our protest movement today from inside the house and will later protest outside the house as well,” Nawaz said.
He added that all over the world, leaders step down from their posts after being convicted but here the government ‘makes fun’ of the court orders and the leaders keep ‘sticking’ to their posts.