By Irum Saleem
The PMLN has not given up taken revenge from former ISI chief Gen Faiz Hameed.
On Friday, Maryam Nawaz’s mouthpiece Mian Javed Latif took on former ISI chief Gen Faiz Hameed and declared him the ‘mastermind’ of 2017 Faizabad sit-in, that was staged against the party’s then government.
“The mastermind of Faizabad sit-in was Gen Faiz Hamid. Absar Alam [former Pemra head] has agreed to give testimony [in the court] in this regard,” Latif told a presser here. He also alleged that on the order of the “mastermind” the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project was rolled back.
He demanded action against Gen Faiz without any delay.
Ironically, Latif was among many other PML-N leaders who, ahead of Nawaz Sharif’s return to the country on Oct 21, had claimed that the party had quit the demand for accountability of former army chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa and Gen Hameed.
“Although 90 per cent [of the leaders] in the PML-N think that Gen Bajwa and Faiz Hamid were responsible for Nawaz’s disqualification, we are not demanding any action whatsoever against them,” Latif had said.
Returning to the country after his four-year self-imposed exile, Nawaz Sharif in his speech at Minar-i-Pakistan had also declared that he “agreed to forgive all those who had slighted me”.
Another senior PML-N leader, Khawaja Asif also upped the ante against Gen Hamid, terming him the mastermind of Faizabad sit-in in a TV show recently.
Leta see if the PMLN which is the darling of the military establishment takes revenge from Gen Bajwa and Gen Faiz after coming to power. PAK DESTINY