Current system can’t be labeled as democracy: Sheikh Rasheed
LAHORE (92 News) – Federal Minister for Railways Sheikh Rasheed Ahmad said on Sunday that the current system cannot be labeled as democracy because such ‘disabled’ (so called) democracy can be turned into tragedy any time.
Speaking to the journalists, the railways minister termed that in the current system the people get interim bail till nine months. “If people are being awarded bails on official holidays then that system can’t be labeled democracy,” he added.
Commenting on the PPP and the PML-N leadership Sheikh Rasheed opined that both the juggernauts of their respective parties are done for and can’t make a comeback to the political arena.
He further said that the N League party is occupied by former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, however, Shehbaz Sharif was here to put on a show for the media and his return in essence is hollow.
“Shehbaz is here to play a little with the media and will skedaddle back to London post the budget session,” he said. “Shehbaz is acting up, no one is out to arrest him,” he claimed.
He re-iterated the fact that he does not see any political future for the like of former president Asif Zardari and Nawaz Sharif.
The railways minister announced to replace the stairs with lift and escalators at Lahore Railways Station.
Sheikh Rasheed declares Naeemul Haque as ‘sick’
A day earlier, Sheikh Rasheed has declared Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Political Affairs Naeemul Haque as ‘sick’ after he criticised the protocol taken by some VIPs and ministers.
Addressing a press conference on Saturday, the railways minister took jibe at the opposition parties and said that former president Asif Zardari and former prime minister Nawaz Sharif cannot come to power again. He said that the opposition lacks clean faces for lodging protest.
Sheikh Rasheed said that Shehbaz Sharif Sharif is playing on both sides of the wicket. The minister said that all the looters and thieves have joined hands in their opposition against Imran Khan. He said that the politics of Shehbaz Sharif and Nawaz Sharif are different.
He further deplored that appointing PML-N president Shehbaz Sharif as Opposition Leader in National Assembly (NA) was biggest mistake. He hoped that Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan will eliminate the crisis in a year.
To a question about Naeem ul Haque’s remarks, the railways minister said, “Naeemul Haque is sick. Pray for him.”