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Nawaz Sharif Accused Pak Army Chief Of Toppling His Govt: "You Packed Up Our Government"
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Nawaz Sharif Accused Pak Amry Chief Of Toppling His Govt: "You Packed Up Our Government"
New Delhi: On Friday Former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif accused the country's army chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa of toppling his government, pressuring the judiciary, and installing the current government of PM Imran Khan in 2018 elections.
“Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa, you packed up our government, which was working well, and put the nation and the country at the altar of your wishes,” Sharif said addressing a large protest gathering of opposition parties in the eastern Pakistani city of Gujranwala.
Sharif addressed the crowd via a video link from London.
Also, the former Prime Minister accused the chief of Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence spy agency of being involved in conspiring against his government.
Nine major opposition parties formed a joint platform called the Pakistan Democratic Movement last month to being a nationwide agitation against the government.
He blames the generals and judges for what he was were trumped-up charges.
The protest campaign comes at the time when Pakistan is experiencing an economic crisis with inflation touching double-digit and negative growth.
Speakers at the gathering called for Khan's resignation and an end to the military's interference in politics.
The next general election is scheduled for 2023.
"Go Imran go. Your time is up!" shouted tens of thousands of the opposition supporters gathered at the Gujranwala stadium.
Mr. Khan who came to power on an antigraft platfrom and denies the army helped him win, on Friday said that he wasn't afraid of the opposition's campaign, which was aimed at blackmailing him to drop corruption cases against her leaders.