Federal Ministers Slam Nawaz Sharif For Meeting Afghan NSA
Former prime minister and Pakistan Muslim League – N (PML-N) supreme leader Nawaz Sharif’s meeting with Afghan National Security Adviser Hamdullah Mohib has been met with strong criticism from the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), with federal ministers accusing him of having connections with ‘Pakistan’s enemies’.
Afghanistan’s National Security Council’s official Twitter account tweeted a photo of a meeting of Mohib and Afghan State Minister for Peace Sayed Sadat Naderi with Nawaz Sharif in London, to discuss’ matters of mutual interest’. Sharif has been staying in the UK since 2019.
PTI supporters on social media shared screenshot of the tweet, saying that it proved that the former prime minister was in touch with the enemies of Pakistan.
Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry reacted to the meeting, saying “this is why sending Nawaz Sharif abroad was dangerous because such people become a part of international plots.”
Nawaz’s meeting with “RAW’s (Indian intelligence agency — Research and Analysis Wing) biggest ally in Afghanistan is an example of this. Modi, Mohib or Amrullah Saleh (Afghan vice president) — every enemy of Pakistan is a close friend of Nawaz Sharif,” he wrote on Twitter.
Human Rights Minister Shireen Mazari also reacted to the meeting. “Matters of mutual interest”? Seriously? After Mohib referred to Pak – not PTI govt but r country – as a ” brothel”, common RAW interest can only be to attack Pak. Such shameless self-interest of Sharif to preserve looted wealth & country be damned. & Maryam’s retweet support,” she said.
"Matters of mutual interest"? Seriously? After Mohib referred to Pak – not PTI govt but r country – as a " brothel", common RAW interest can only be to attack Pak. Such shameless self-interest of Sharif to preserve looted wealth & country be damned. & Maryam's retweet support pic.twitter.com/JR8fcRy0Lu
— Shireen Mazari (@ShireenMazari1) July 24, 2021
Meanwhile, PML-N Vice President Maryam Nawaz responded to the criticism and said that it was the essence of democracy to ‘listen to everyone’.
It is the very essence of diplomacy to talk to everyone, listen to their point of view and convey one’s own message across: something this government doesn’t comprehend and hence is a complete failure on the international front. https://t.co/ZWwXXDf8iz
— Maryam Nawaz Sharif (@MaryamNSharif) July 24, 2021