Oscar Tango: “I recount two major revolutions in Pakistan”

Former Interior Minister and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Saturday said that he is ready to work under former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif but will not work under Maryam Nawaz. “Someone asked me about Maryam in a TV interview and I replied saying exactly what I felt. They questioned if I can work under Shehbaz Sharif I said yes, asked about Nawaz Sharif I reaffirmed, however when asked if I would be able to work under Maryam I clearly replied saying no.” (Express Tribune)

Expressing dismay over the way media often reports news Nisar said, “I recount two major revolutions in Pakistan, one was brought forth by Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and the second is the openness and the change media brought in Pakistan. But now I feel the catch and chase of media ratings has become a way of providing information which does not fit well. The media’s core job is to report, not to be the judge. Sections of the media have been politicized heavily and as a Pakistani I feel that will damage the image of Pakistan”. Giving his two cents on the same topic, Nisar said, “It is not an easy task to fix everything, I understand, however we should stop and assess the situation. We have to check ourselves first, media, institutions, politicians need soul searching right now, we have to clean up the system ourselves.”

Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif tweet: “People who celebrate & claim defeating Daesh in Iraq do not realize..outfit has just mutated, changed addresse & 1000s relocated in Afghanistan very conveniently despite the formidable presence of world’s sole superpower”.

The Pakistani FM was responding to Talat Hussain’s tweet: “Russia says IS turning Afghanistan into ‘Resting Base’ for Regional Terrorism…” Hussain had cited a VOA news report on the matter.

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