ISLAMABAD - Leader of opposition in the National Assembly and Chairman PAC, Syed Khursheed Shah, on Monday asked the Army to clear its position on recent statement of former President Pervez Musharraf.

Talking to the media, Shah was of the view that the silence of ISPR on the statement of Musharraf could be misunderstood in consent meanings. He further commented on Musharraf’s statement that former President tried to be smart while giving statement about the army’s support in treason case. “ISPR needs to issue denial on this recent statement,” he added.

To a question about talks with Taliban, he said that incumbent government was begging for talks. “There should be strong writ of the government as they ask for talks but in this case our government is begging for it,” he added.

To a question, he came down hard on CM Punjab Shahbaz Sharif, saying that earlier he used to lead rallies against power outages in the country and now in his tenure he was giving order of baton charge against protestors.

About Public Accounts committee (PAC) proceeding, he said that departmental accounts committees (DAC) should regularly hold meeting to settle maximum issues there. He further said that PAC forum should be considered seriously as the parliamentary body will make all-out efforts for recoveries.