Without proof we were compared to a Sicilian criminal mafia: Saad Rafiq

Jul 01, 2017
Saad Rafiq Lhr 01-07 LAHORE: Federal Minister for Railways Khawaja Saad Rafiq said on Saturday that an honourable judge had likened the 'savior' of the country to the Godfather, which should not have been the case.  Addressing participants at an event, Khawaja Saad Rafiq passionately spoke out against conspiracies being hatched to dethrone Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. "Nawaz Sharif tried to put the country on the right track," he said. "However, after securing votes, we were prevented from doing our work," he alleged. Khawaja Saad Rafiq paid tribute to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, referring to him as the 'saviour' of Pakistan. The federal minister said that he had been imprisoned in ever era since PML-N had never shaken hands with dictatorial forces. "In trying to pull us down, Imran Khan is also pulling himself down as well," he said. "Imran Khan, if we go down, your turn won't come next," he added. Khawaja Saad Rafiq said that it was obvious Imran Khan's advisers were not giving him sound advice. He said that it was Nawaz Sharif who had led the lawyers' movement in broad daylight despite the threat to his life while Imran Khan was in hiding at that time. "At that time, there was 100 percent chance that our lives would be lost," he said. "Nawaz Sharif received calls from two countries whose leaders advised him not to partake in the march," he added. Khawaja Saad Rafiq said that everyone was testament to Junejo's innocence yet he was dismissed. He said that Hussain Shaheed Suharwardy had said the same thing that Nawaz Sharif was saying. "Till date the world is saying that Bhutto's hanging was a judicial murder. Bhutto continued to rule Pakistan from the grave," he added. Khawaja Saad Rafiq also took shots at the PPP and PML-Q leadership when he said that Asif Zardari was dismissed by the public due to his abysmal performance. "Who gave Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain the authority to be the representative of the judiciary?" he asked. Saad Rafiq said that during the PTI sit-in protest in 2014, the federal capital and PTV building was attacked. He paid tribute to former army chief General (r) Raheel Sharif for playing a positive role in the entire episode. He said that during the protests, demands were made from the umpire to raise his finger. "The umpire clearly understands that he is a protector of the law," said Rafiq. The federal minister also spoke out against the Joint Investigation Team, reminding them that they were an investigating body and not an interrogative one. "Are you conducting an investigation or fishing for big names?" he asked. "Why was Hussain Nawaz's picture leaked? Did anyone inform the nation about that?" he said.  

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