CHAKWAL - Leader of PPP and ex-Federal Minister Dr Babar Awan said on Sunday that memogate scandal was a conspiracy hatched by a US national and although the government had nothing to do with it yet PPP would face it not only on legal grounds but also on political front.  He was talking to the media at a village Thanil Kamal some 30km from here, after expressing his condolence at the death of Ch Munawar Khan.  President PPP District Chakwal, Shah Jahan Sarfraz Raja alongwith Azam Minhas, Malik M Waheed and Maqbool Hashmi were also present on this occasion.  Awan was of the view that the public meeting of Imran Khan at Karachi was not a political show as it was a fashion show.

He also criticised PML-N President Nawaz Sharif, and told the media that Makhdood Javed Hashmi was a seasoned politician and his exit from PML-N was a great set back to Sharif brothers and many more set backs were yet to come in near future.

Responding to a question, he said that Pakistan was passing through a serious situation, therefore national harmony and unity was need of the hour, adding, this was not the time for holding big public meetings but to sit together.

A joint strategy after consultation and dialogue was needed to cope with the situation, he said.

Babar Awan further told the media that PPP was an ideological party, adding, that PPP had made sacrifices for democracy.

He announced Rs 100,000 grant for girls’ high school in Thanil Kamal.

He also spoke about the latest law passed in favour of the women’s community.