ISLAMABAD - Opposition Leader Khurshid Shah on Thursday said that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif should not worry about any takeover.

“Why will there be a takeover? What the coups have given us in the past? The country has only prospered during democratic rules,” he said while talking to media representatives at his chamber in the parliament.

“If General Raheel Sharif’s posters are seen on the walls it should not bother the politicians. There should not be derailment of democracy,” he added.

Shah affirmed that his party will be rock solid to save democracy and the parliament in case of any threat. “PPP will try to save democracy and the Parliament. This is our commitment,” he said.

He warned that if anyone tried to corner the PPP, the country’s stability will be in danger.

“No one can eliminate the PPP. If anyone attempted to do this, he will be putting the country’s stability in danger,” added the veteran politician.

Shah defended the politicians saying, “you can’t blame them for every wrongdoing.” He continued, “Almost everything including the constitution and nuclear capability has been given to the country by politicians. Two of PPP leaders sacrificed lives for the country.”

The PPP leader said that the major issues of the country are corruption and terrorism. Almost everything including the constitution and nuclear capability has been given to the country by politicians. Two of his leaders sacrificed lives for the country, he added.

He said, the major issues of the country were corruption and terrorism. “But the PM and other politicians need to deliberate over judicial notices,” he quipped.

Shah criticized the Prime Minister farmers’ package. He opined the package for farmers would be acceptable after relief prices are announced.

To a question, the PPP leader replied, “A probe into the Kargil conflict is enough to court martial Pervez Musharraf.”

He recalled Pakistan Muslim League (Zia) chief Ijazul Haq had claimed credit for introducing the Muttahida Qaumi Movement. “It is strange the MQM has now become a terrorist outfit,” he mocked.

Shah said, corruption was injected into the society during Ziaul Haq’s dictatorial rule.