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Nawaz Sharif expresses resentment over Faizabad operation’s failure

Ex-prime minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday expressed resentment over government’s failure in an operation against Faizabad sit-in protesters.
Chairing an important session of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leaders at Punjab House in Islamabad, he asked that why any proper strategy to end sit-in was not devised.
Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal responded that administration and police launched crackdown on Islamabad High Court’s (IHC) order and that he wanted to resolve the matter with negotiations. Parliamentary parties’ stance over Law Minister Zahid Hamid’s resignation was disappointing, he added.
Nawaz Sharif has directed the concerning officials to determine the names of those responsible for the failure of the operation.
On the other hand, ongoing political situation in the country and government’s performance in development projects were also discussed in the meeting.
Minister of State for Information Marriyum Aurangzeb, Maryam Nawaz, Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif, State Minister Daniyal Azizi, Senator Asif Kirmani, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister Musadik Malik, Islamabad Mayor Sheikh Ansar, Parliamentary Secretary Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD) Maiza Hameed, Member of National Assembly (MNA) Zeb Jaffar and Minister of State for Capital Administration and Development Dr Tariq Fazal Chaudhry also attended the meeting.
Earlier today, ex-prime minister (PM) Nawaz Sharif along with his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Captain (r) Safdar appeared in the court for the hearing of Azizia Steel Mills, London flats and Flagship Investment references.
During the proceeding, Sharif’s lawyer Khawaja Harris told that Islamabad High Court (IHC) had reserved its verdict on a plea seeking to merge all three National Accountability Bureau (NAB) references against Nawaz Sharif.
He continued that no statement can be recorded until decision of IHC comes after which, the court adjourned the hearing till December 4 without any proceeding.