FAISALABAD - Chief of Awami Muslim League Sheikh Rashid Ahmed has said that if PML-N President Mian Nawaz Sharif had accepted his advice, the nation would not have come across such worst situation.

‘Pakistan is overtaken by a gang of five, who are deciding the fate of the nation’, he said, adding, through passage of 18th and 20th Amendments, the rulers and Opposition parties had not provided any relief to the general public.

Addressing a Press conference on Sunday, Sheikh Rashid said that the rulers had made mockery of judicial verdicts and such examples were never seen in the past.

Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani is a ‘habitual criminal’ as he has spent jail terms in the past and is once again ready to go to jail, he added.

About NATO supplies, he said a referendum should be conducted to seek public opinion and warned the government against any policy which could put at stake future of country.

He stated that the country was passing through economic crisis as currently, it was facing a financial loss of Rs 11 trillion while the poor masses were reeling under the pains of unemployment, corruption and price surge.

He also warned that India was constructing dams upon rivers which were life line for Pakistan with plans to create water crisis.

‘The officers who had plundered and looted national entities like PIA, Railways and others had been posted in high offices in Islamabad’, Rashid said.

About Bugti’s assassination, he suggested constitution of a powerful commission whose report should be made public.

He said that provinces were being neglected and they had no defined policies over vital challenges facing the country.

Praising Imran Khan, he said that the PTI leader would contest elections from his own platform, however, his entry had rung alarm bells for many opponents.