Nisar urges Nawaz to avoid confrontation with courts

PML-N MNA and former interior minister Chaudhry Nisar at a press conference in Islamabad on Thursday cautioned ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif against locking horns with the judiciary as he and his family face Supreme Court sanctioned accountability references.

“My opinion is that we should fight our case in the courts with full force without any confrontation with courts. This is not right for Nawaz Sharif, the party, institutions or the country,” he said.

“I would like to believe that the courts are deciding on the facts of the case presented before them,” he added.

Responding to a question about Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif’s invitation to the United States for joint action against terrorist groups in Pakistan, Nisar said: “No sovereign country can allow for a joint operation within its borders, nor make such a proposal.”

Pakistan is a functioning democracy which has faith in the capabilities of its armed forces and intelligence agencies, he said.

He warned, “if we invite another power to conduct an operation in our country, it is like making a mockery of the country.”

“If there is such a proposal,” he said, “a similar operation should also be carried out in Afghanistan.”

“If anyone is suspicious of some terrorist or militant groups existing in Pakistan, we have proof that terrorists operate in broad daylight in Afghanistan,” he said.

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