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Former ISI chief Zaheerul Islam denies asking for Nawaz's resignation in 2014
Dawn.com 15 Oct 2020
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Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif (L) and former ISI chief Lt-Gen Zaheerul Islam (R).   — Reuters/file

Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif (L) and former ISI chief Lt-Gen Zaheerul Islam (R). — Reuters/file
Former director-general of the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), retired Lt Gen Zaheerul Islam, has said he never asked for the resignation of former premier and PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif in 2014.
"I never sent anyone to convey any such message to [Nawaz], this is absolutely wrong," he said while speaking to The News.
Instead, Islam insisted that at every stage of the 2014 sit-in, he had advised the PML-N government to engage politically with the PTI and the Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) to end the protest. Islam, however, was reluctant to talk further on the subject, according to the report.
Islam's comments come days after Nawaz claimed that during his last stint as premier, at a time when Imran Khan was leading the 2014 Islamabad sit-in, the former ISI director-general conveyed a message in the middle of the night, asking for Nawaz's resignation or else the consequences could include a martial law imposed in the country.
"I was told to step down and go home. I said whatever you want to do, do it […] I will not resign [from the office of the prime minister],” Nawaz said, referring to Islam's alleged message, during his Sept 30 video address to his party.
Mocking Nawaz's claim, PM Imran, in an interview with Samaa TV, said: "You were the prime minister, [how] does he have the courage to say that to you?
"If someone tells that to me, I will demand his resignation. I am the democratically elected prime minister; who can dare tell me to step down?"
Later, addressing a lawyer's forum ceremony, PM Imran once again took Nawaz to task for his claim.
"Why did he [Islam] say that? And why did you [Nawaz] silently hear that? Because Zaheerul Islam knew how much money you had stolen."
Imran went on to say that opposition parties' real issue with the military was that unlike other institutions, opposition was unable to "control" the ISI after the agency "found out" about their alleged corruption.
Nawaz "fought with every army chief" because he wanted to turn the military into Punjab police, Imran said.
Nawaz, who made his political comeback last month, after a year-long hiatus, has in recent weeks levelled serious allegations of political interference against the armed forces.
 

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Fail to understand all out opposition agenda against Establishment. .... what they planning to achieve ...
They plan to save their own hide, they have no interest in Pakistan beyond making money. They have and will continue to sell it for money.
 

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Meray Piyaray Bhai please dont drag me into the moronic debates on Pakistani Politics, i have had enough of it and have other useful things to do in my life. I respect your view point ,regarding Gen Zaheer will not add much but can only narrate Mir Taqi Mir on this occasion.
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I can only hope that a court at some future date, when this subject of less importance thus allowing the court to take a critical and honest stance, that the truth of these allegations can be arrived at.

Lord knows it wouldn't be the first time someone rigged an election, or toppled a government, and the accused always deny allegations all the way till the final verdict. Ironically, here is an example in which Nawaz himself was brought to power by an anti-democratic conspiracy, and the then army leadership and president acted unconstitutionally to empower him:


I think it's morally incumbent on Nawaz to admit and accept the true historical records and his own conduct before he continues with these newer allegations.
 

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Fail to understand all out opposition agenda against Establishment. .... what they planning to achieve ...
Riddance from constant interference in Civilian administration , Judiciary and political environment by the Establishment.....What is needed is Army should stick to what they are supposed to do...defend the country not running Public Limited Companies by abusing power and resources allocated to them.
 

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Riddance from constant interference in Civilian administration , Judiciary and political environment by the Establishment.....What is needed is Army should stick to what they are supposed to do...defend the country not running Public Limited Companies by abusing power and resources allocated to them.
Unfortunately , military always have influence in national politics all around the world.
 

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Riddance from constant interference in Civilian administration , Judiciary and political environment by the Establishment.....What is needed is Army should stick to what they are supposed to do...defend the country not running Public Limited Companies by abusing power and resources allocated to them.
If establishment is interfering in civil administration, then it is PTI govt that should be doing dharna, not opposition parties :D
 

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The same thing worked in past so they thought it will work again..and probably it will work...

Nawaz used same tactics to out previous pppp govts..

They hope they will get PTI govt out as well theough these tactics..

I wont ne surprised if they achieve that and if through some judicial parliamentary or through marshall law the PTI govt is outed
Riddance from constant interference in Civilian administration , Judiciary and political environment by the Establishment.....What is needed is Army should stick to what they are supposed to do...defend the country not running Public Limited Companies by abusing power and resources allocated to them.
Easy to say.. but if the political parties so much involved in corruption that whole country is on sale then what should the army do???
 

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