Veteran politician Makhdoom Javed Hashmi has said that a big operation against corruption and looting of national wealth should be launched across the country as the nation would fully support this initiative.

Talking to the journalists here after attending funeral for Tariq Naem Ullah on Saturday, he added that operation was the only way to clear the mess created by different quarters. “The rulers need to remove all legal complications for launching the operation,” he added.

Answering a question, he said that Gen Raheel Sharif was guarantor between government and PTI and he had assured that Nawaz Sharif would resign if rigging was proved in the election. “Then why parliament and PTV centre were attacked. I developed differences with Imran Khan on this point because I am opposed to delivering any harm to national assets or democratic institutions,” he claimed. He said that the nation should support Gen Raheel Sharif in operation against terrorists so that this initiative may succeed. He said that today people understood what he said yesterday. He said that he resigned from parliament and party presidentship for the sake of principles and he was fully satisfied on his actions.