ISLAMABAD - Chief of Pakistan Muslim League (Quaid), Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain, has said that the political leadership must forge unity to resolve the crises facing the country.

In a statement issued here on Monday to mark the founding day of the party, he stressed that Imran Khan, Mian Nawaz Sharif and Asif Ali Zardari should unite to resolve the challenges and crises embroiling the Country, since any stand-off at this juncture could be ill-afforded; while also stressing PM Sharif to call a roundtable conference to pull out the masses from his quagmire of crisis.

He reminded that in past stand-offs had yielded nothing better, and energies wasted thus could have been utilised for betterment of the nation. He said that who else could know Pakistan Army better than Pervez Musharraf himself, adding, “His statement has been delivered with a purposeful mindset.” Ch Shujat also charged that the electoral mandate of PML-Q had been hijacked, whilst the party was defeated according to a well-planned conspiracy, having ‘no historical parallel’.

Speaking on the occasion, secretary general PML-Q Mushahid Hussain Sayed said that action against Musharraf according to Article 6 was hypocrisy, since the government stands ambiguous in the entire case. “It seems evident that political parties had learnt no lesson from destructive politics of past,” he criticised, warning that if this precedence was not altered, the crisis could take turn for worse, similar to those of bloody Tunis and Egyptian ones “leaving political parties incapable of even blaming each other.”