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Selective Accountability Will Be Resisted: Shehbaz

PML-N President Shahbaz Sharif on Wednesday criticized Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI)-led government and made it clear that his party will resist what he called “selective accountability”.
Sharif, who was talking to reporters in Islamabad, made it clear, however, that the PML-N will support accountability if it will is carried out after due process.Talking about the opposition, Shahbaz said that the entire opposition wants a joint course of action.
“There were some divisions on the elections of the premier and president, but the opposition is united now,” he claimed, adding that difference of opinion is the beauty of democracy, but the opposition and treasury benches are united on national issues.
The leader of the opposition in the National Assembly also said that the opposition wants to maintain a consensus on issues pertaining to foreign, interior and national security.
“I myself will head the Public Accounts Committee. The norms and customs should prevail,” he said.He said that the opposition had communicated on almost a daily basis, but rejected reports that PPP supremo Asif Ali Zardari was approached by his party for help.
“I am not aware of any contact with PPP to seek help,” he added.
Talking about the presidential elections, he alleged that “a market was set up for the sale and purchase of lawmakers, but the PML-N doesn’t believe in such markets.”
“Everyone knows how the PTI purchased aircraft packed with lawmakers,” he stated.
The PML-N stalwart a;sp said that talks about rolling back the 18th Constitutional Amendment are premature.