London (Web Desk): Deposed Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said next time Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leaders will not meet military leadership without the permission of the party chief.
In his tweet Nawaz Sharif said: “I have directed all my party members and esp senior leaders not to meet any officers of armed forces, not even for private matters!”
I have directed all my party members and esp senior leaders not to meet any officers of armed forces, not even for private matters!— Nawaz Sharif (@MuhammadNSharif) September 24, 2020
Earlier, in his tweet Nawaz said: “I would like to clarify that no representative of PML-N met with the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa as contrary to some media reports, as already mentioned by Maryam Nawaz.
On September 23, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Director General Major Gen Babar Iftikhar said that PML-N senior leader Muhammad Zubair held two meetings with Army chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa about former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz.
“The two meetings were held in the last week of August and on September 7,” said ISPR chief while talking to a private news channel. “In both meetings Zubair talked about Mian Nawaz Sharif sahib and Maryam Nawaz sahiba,” the ISPR chief added.
“General Qamar told Zubair that legal issues would get resolved in courts while political matters in parliament and “the army should be not be dragged into these matters,” he said.
“Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) chief Lt Gen Faiz Hameed was also present during the two meetings,” Major Gen Babar Iftikhar maintained.
Meanwhile PML-N leader Muhammad Zubair on Wednesday said that he sought no relief for former prime minister Nawaz Sharif or his daughter Maryam Nawaz during meeting with Army chief.