By Irum Saleem
The term “Ladla” (blue-eyed) seems to haunt the PML-N as party president Shehbaz Sharif on Wednesday took potshots at those who are calling his elder brother ‘favourite’ of the powers that be, Dawn reports.
PPP has been calling Nawaz Sharif “Ladla-II” since his return home from Britain three months ago. The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI), on the other hand, says Nawaz is the establishment’s ‘new favourite’ and set to become prime minister for the fourth time “with the blessings of the quarters concerned”.
Nawaz Sharif is apparently upset for being called a darling of establishment as he wants to get rid of this title. But his wish may not fulfilled because of his departure from democratic way.
He may soon be licking his wounds.
“Whatever happened in the past (tenures of PML-N) shows that Nawaz Sharif is not a ladla … someone else is. The plane hijacking case (in 1999) and his ouster for not taking salary from his son (in 2017) prove that Nawaz is not a Ladla but otherwise,” Mr Shehbaz said while talking to journalists in Lahore.
“There is no truth in suggestions that Nawaz Sharif is using the shoulders of the establishment (to become premier),” Shehbaz Sharif said in reply to a question.
Lets see if the PMLN manages to rid of Ladla tag. PAK DESTINY