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Saudi intervention in internal affairs of Pakistan irk Opposition Leader

Leader of the Opposition Khursheed Shah, raised questions over Nawaz Sharif’s impending visit to Saudi Arabia saying today, the nation is watching and people are interested in knowing why Shahbaz Sharif is in Saudi Arabia and why Nawaz may be visiting soon.”

“Now if something comes to pass and Saudi Arabia intervenes, then it would be shameful that Pakistan — a nuclear power — cannot make its own decisions,” Shah said, addressing a press conference in Lahore on Friday.
“We should have our own policies and our own rule of law. We should be making our own decisions and it makes me sad that we look to others for support,” he added.
Answering a question regarding Nawaz’s visit, Shah said, “It looks like the matter may be moving towards forgiveness and that a National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) may be on the horizon, which is sad.”
“If such a situation arises, I think we would have to send our judiciary big locks to shut the courts and go home.”
The opposition leader also spoke about the Inter-Services Public Relations’ (ISPR) reaction to Khawaja Saad Rafique’s comments on the army’s chain of command.
“I have heard the minister for railway’s speech. I do not think that it warranted such a major reaction from the ISPR,” Shah said.

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