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Have repeatedly said not to pass statements on military, judiciary, says PM

Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said he has reiterated multiple times not to pass statements on military and judiciary, as he shared his thoughts on contempt of court cases against some PML-N leaders.
Prime Minister Abbasi said there is no room in law and Constitution, nor is there any need, to pass statements on the country’s military and judiciary.
“I have specifically said in cabinet and parliamentary meetings not to pass such statements..,” he said.
Commenting on contempt of court cases against PML-N’s Tallal Chaudhry and Daniyal Aziz, the premier said “if anybody’s sentiments have been hurt, then they should apologise.”
On the upcoming Senate elections, Prime Minister Abbasi vowed to publicly name and shame ‘horse-traders’.
“[Definitely], we will name and shame the [horse-traders], they should be held accountable. We will publicly name and shame them.”
He said that he visited Quetta to inquire party leaders about the reasons to bring a no-confidence motion against the chief minister.
“Whatever happened in Balochistan, it will weaken democracy. The Entire country will have its eyes on Balochistan during Senate elections.”
Abbasi said the ones, who paid money to secure votes, cannot represent the province in the Senate.
He said the government’s job is to improve policies and maintained that he has furthered them. “There’s no example of the initiatives undertaken by the incumbent government in past 65 years.”
The prime minister said that the law and the constitution do not allow a politician to speak against institutions, however, individuals say emotional things at rallies and public meetings.
‘Musharraf went abroad after court orders’Speaking with regard to Pervez Musharraf’s return to country, Abbasi said, “Musharraf went out of the country after court orders and if the court says, we will further expedite efforts to bring him back.”
He further said that being an independent candidate, he first contested an election 30 years ago on the wishes of the people of his constituency. “I neither changed the party, nor ever thought of it.”