Politicians’ fault pushed Army chief to intervene in economic affairs: Chaudhry Shujaat

Pakistan Muslim League – Quaid (PML-Q) senior leader Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain on Monday while reacting to Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa’s recent contact with the Biden administration regarding the Pak-IMF agreement said that all politicians are responsible for current political turmoil, and fault of politicians pushed the Army chief to intervene in economic affairs.

 Addressing a press conference flanked by PML-Q leader Tariq Bashir Cheema, Shujaat said that the country has been suffering for a year. All the politicians are responsible for the deterioration of the country’s economy, the chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and former prime minister Imran Khan is talking against the institutions.

“The head of Muslim League-Q said that why did the army chief have to intervene? It is the fault of the politicians that pushed the army chief to intervene in economic affairs,” he said.

Commenting on the developments that took place in Punjab , Shujaat said “Everything is fine and everything will remain fine.”

“Speaking truth has become a sin these days,” Shujaat said, adding that the public, as well as the politicians, hurled filthy abuses at him and his sons.

Shujaat further said that he  wanted to change the party’s constitution to make it a strong political entity so that it could play a vibrant role for the supremacy of democracy.

“I have been with the party for 20 years, and have always supported the truth and will continue to do so. The party is united and will remain so,” he said while addressing a press conference.

Shujaat said a campaign had been launched against him on the social media. “I had told Pervaiz Elahi to be my candidate instead of being a nominee of PTI Chairman Imran Khan. We will be happy if the PTI makes Pervaiz Elahi the chief minister for life, but we will not support Imran Khan,” he added.