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‘Relations with India should be better’

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Former Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif urged for better relations with neighboring India. He said this in a speech addressed to his party leaders on Saturday. At that time, Nawaz Sharif said that he was ousted because of his opposition to the Kargil war.

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief leader Nawaz Sharif said, ‘I should be told why I was deposed in 1993 and 1999. During the Kargil war, when I protested, we should not engage in this war. Then General Pervez Musharraf deposed me. What I said later turned out to be true.’

National elections will be held in Pakistan next February. Before this, Nawaz Sharif recently returned to Pakistan. He spoke to the party leaders on Saturday. Candidates of the party participated in it. Nawaz told them, ‘Then I did not even know why I was deposed.’

Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said, ‘I want to know why I was ousted from power. I want to know the truth.’

Nawaz said that he had good relations with India when he was in power. He further said, ‘Two Prime Ministers of India have visited our country during my tenure. One of them is Narendra Modi and another is Atal Bihari Vajpayee.’

Urging to improve relations with India, Nawaz said, ‘We have to improve our relations with India. Apart from this, good relations should be maintained with Afghanistan and Iran. We even have to strengthen our relationship with China.’

The British media BBC says that Pakistan’s elections are ahead. Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) has already started its election campaign. Nawaz Sharif returned to the country last October after 4 years to participate in that program.

Nawaz Sharif was found guilty of corruption in two cases in 2018. He was sentenced to a total of 14 years in prison. However, denying these allegations, Nawaz claimed that the Pakistan Army had worked behind his ouster from power in 2017. Because of this later the court found him guilty.

In November 2019, a provincial high court allowed the politician to travel to London for four weeks for treatment. While granting permission, the court took an undertaking that he would return and serve the term of imprisonment. But he never came back to Pakistan. Later he was declared absconding.

According to the BBC, it is the Pakistan Army that is believed to have given the green signal to Nawaz Sharif to return home. It would not even be a surprise if this veteran politician becomes the Prime Minister of the country again. But Imran Khan, who removed him and made him the prime minister in 2018, is now in prison.


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