PM On A 48-Hour Ultimatum From Army: Chaudhry Shujaat

Published: August 21, 2014

PM On A 48-Hour Ultimatum From Army: Chaudhry Shujaat, Chief of the Pakistan Muslim League – Quaid (PML-Q) Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain said the army had given a 48 hour ultimatum to the prime minister.

Speaking to DawnNews in an interview, Shujaat said that preparations were under way to hold a referendum for the formation of a national government.

The PML-Q chief said that the army was against Nawaz, adding that the prime minister had opened far too many fronts with the armed forces.

Shujaat added that no one will back down from the demand of the registration of cases against the Sharif brothers and other PML-N leaders over the Model Town tragedy.

He said the protesters were not going anywhere and would only leave once the prime minister resigns.

Shujaat’s statement comes a day after the army said it didn’t want to intervene in the political crisis which has developed as a result of the protests led by Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf and Pakistan Awami Tehreek.

Although both parties had begun to hold dialogue with the government, PTI has formally called off the talks and PAT chief Tahirul Qadri has vowed to continue the protests until his demands are met.

Meanwhile, sources said Shujaat and Chaudhry Pervez Elahi have met US Ambassador Richard Olson today.

According to sources close to the PML-Q leadership, the meeting which took place at the ambassador’s office discussed the prevailing political situation in Pakistan.

The ongoing anti-government protests in Islamabad were also discussed during the meeting, the sources added.


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