I am in PML-N, not going anywhere: Khaqan Abbasi


Lahore: Senior leader of Muslim League (N) Shahid Khaqan Abbasi once again denied the reports of leaving the party.

Talking to the media in Lahore, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said that the circus of accountability is going on, but there is a need for accountability of NAB at this time.

He said that the government will not function until the NAB is abolished. Javed Iqbal is crying and says that he used to make me the government. Tell me who filed the cases against them.

Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said that Imran Khan had appointed three advisors for accountability but he used to say that I don’t.

He further said that I am in the Muslim League and I am not going anywhere, Mian Sahib will come after treatment.

Earlier, PML-N leader and former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has voiced his support for an upcoming draft bill that would amend the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC) and the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC), and award up to five-year imprisonment to whoever scandalises, or ridicules the Pakistan Army and judiciary through any medium.

The draft bill vetted by the Ministry of Law and Justice and initiated by the Ministry of Interior for the prime minister and federal cabinet.

A cabinet summary in this regard outlines the aim of the soon-to-be proposed bill clearly as lately social media has been rife with criticism of the army and courts.

According to sources in the Ministry of Interior, the summary and the bill will be forwarded to the federal cabinet soon.

When approached for a comment on the planned legislation, Abbasi told local newspaper that he had not seen the draft but there had to be “some limit” to defaming someone.

“Everywhere in the world there is a defamation law and this does not happen that anyone comes up willy-nilly and says whatever they want,” he said.

However, PML-N’s Rohail Asghar said no such laws should be passed by the government, adding that if such legislation were to sail through, “it would rebound on those bringing them”.