Now we do not even shake palms… For whom did Pakistan PM Shahbaz Sharif say, ‘Let’s sit and discuss’

Pakistan Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif on Wednesday provided a peace provide to his predecessor and political rival Imran Khan, saying he may maintain talks with him if he was going through ‘bother’ in jail. Khan, the founding father of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf get together, has been in jail since August final 12 months after being convicted in a few of the almost 200 instances registered in opposition to him for the reason that get together was ousted from energy in April 2022.

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Sharif, whereas addressing the Nationwide Meeting, stated, “If his (PTI’s) founder is going through bother (in jail), then I repeat: Let’s sit and discuss.” He stated, “Allow us to sit collectively to take the nation ahead. Allow us to discuss for the betterment of the nation. There isn’t a different option to transfer ahead.”

The Nawaz Sharif-led Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and cricketer-turned-politician Khan’s (71) Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) have been at loggerheads for years, particularly after the February 8 elections which Khan’s get together claims it gained.

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Commenting on the 2018 election gained by Khan’s PTI, Sharif stated, “We joined Parliament regardless of (rigged) elections. The slogans raised throughout my first speech will all the time be remembered as a black chapter within the historical past books.”

“If injustice is being carried out to anybody, I consider the scales of justice must be in favour of the sufferer, there isn’t a distinction – whether or not it’s a politician or an individual from any subject,” Geo Information quoted Sharif as saying.

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Sharif (72) lamented that when he was within the opposition, he had as soon as once more proposed talks with Khan, however related slogans had been raised once more. “So who’s answerable for this bitterness (among the many leaders)? We do not even shake palms now,” he stated.