No private meetings with military, Nawaz tells party workers

Statesman Report

ISLAMABAD: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif reacted to reports of PML-N member Mohammad Zubair’s meeting with army chief Gen Qamar Bajwa recently by prohibiting all PML-N members from meeting any representative of the military or related agencies in the future without informing the party leadership.

“Current events show that certain meetings are kept secret,” Nawaz tweeted on Thursday, “and how other meetings are made public to give off a certain impression.”

This game should stop now, tweeted the former prime minister.

“Today, I am issuing directives to my organisation: No member of our party will meet any representative of the military and related agencies,” he added.

Nawaz said that if any such meeting was found to be necessary, it will take place only after the party leadership’s approval and it be put on the public record.

“If the meeting is indeed necessary, it will not be kept secret,” added the former prime minister.