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Sheikh Rashid clarifies ‘judicial martial law’ remarks

ISLAMABAD: Awami Muslim League (AML) Chairman Sheikh Rashid on Thursday has clarified his remarks regarding ‘judicial martial law’ by saying that he wanted to ask Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar to form caretaker government himself.

In a statement, Sheikh Rashid said that he had urged CJP to order elections under the military surveillance.

The explanation came after son-in-law of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Captain (r) Safdar bashed AML Chief of breaching the Constitution and demanded Supreme Court (SC) to take notice against him.

He further asked Sheikh Rashid on which grounds he spoke against the Constitution.

During a press conference on Wednesday, Sheikh Rashid had asked CJP Mian Saqib Nisar to impose ‘judicial martial law’ for three months till the forthcoming general elections.

He also announced that no interim PM will be accepted without consulting Imran Khan.

“Elections are being organized in chaotic atmosphere. If a controversial figure is selected for the post of interim premiership, stakeholders will lose faith in general polls 2018”, he asserted.

Earlier, Nawaz Sharif criticized Sheikh Rashid, saying that those who hurled corruption allegations against everyone had been hiding assets worth millions of rupees.

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