My remarks taken ‘out of context’, says Rana Mashhood
LAHORE (92 News) – Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) leader Rana Mashhood said on Wednesday that his remarks were taken ‘out of context’.
Talking to the journalists, The PML-N leader said that his interview which was aired a day earlier was taken ‘out of context’. He said that he always give the respect to the state institutions.
Clarifying his statements, he took a U-turn and said that he is a political worker and believes in democracy. He claimed that whenever he used the word “establishment” in his statement not referring to the army.
“Fawad Chaudhry in a statement two days ago said the judiciary and army is standing behind them. The army is Pakistan’s and we all have a right on it,” he said while criticising the information minister. “We have never made a deal nor will allow anyone to do so,” he asserted.
A day earlier, talking to the journalists, PML-N leader Rana Mashood claimed that his party can form the government in Punjab within two months.
He said that their issues with the establishment have been resolved. “Now it has understood that Shehbaz Sharif is the better choice.” He, however, denied any deal with the establishment. “Those considered horses have turned out to be mules. Everybody knows how the PTI gained the majority,” he said.
The PML-N leader said that the PTI will have to show performance and it will not gain support from anywhere. “Had Shehbaz Sharif been the prime minister we would have not carried the begging bowl,” he said. He said that a lie was told about the amounts. “Nawaz Sharif has taken away the amount. It has been shifted to India. Why do you not bring back the money if it was so?” he declared.
Rana Mashood said that now the accent of Nawaz Sharif and Maryam Nawaz will be low. “Each institution will do its job. Some circles did not accept our stance and now they have started accepting it,” he said.
Responding to PML-N leader’s claim, Director General Inter Services Public Relations Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor has said that attribution of an obvious vested statement by PML-N leader Rana Mashood is baseless and regrettable.
In a tweet on Tuesday, he said that such irresponsible expressions are detrimental to stability in the country.