Nawaz Sharif to suffer same fate as Altaf Hussain: Sheikh Rasheed

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LAHORE: Federal Minister for Railways Sheikh Rasheed lashed out at former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, warning him that he would suffer the same fate as MQM founder Altaf Hussain for his diatribe against the military leadership.

“Your political funeral will come from London. Your politics will not thrive in Pakistan now,” said the federal minister, speaking at a news conference in Lahore.

The railways minister said that he knew about a secret meeting between Nawaz Sharif and another personality that took place in Istanbul’s Renaissance Hotel, but refrained from revealing more.

“Nawaz Sharif, I know about the meeting at Hotel Renaissance in Istanbul [that took place] at 11:20,” he said, putting a finger to his lips. “I am not allowed to speak on it. And I have prohibited myself from speaking about it.”

The railways minister challenged the PML-N to resign from the assemblies if they are serious in their campaign against the government. “Hand in your resignations. You will know where you stand,” he said.

Rasheed said that Nawaz was playing a dangerous game against the Pakistan Army, slamming the former prime minister of towing the line of international powers by tarnishing the image of the armed forces.

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