PM-Nawaz talks violate Secrets Act: Imran.

LAHORE -- Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Monday criticised Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif for conferring with his elder brother Nawaz Sharif, who was sentenced in two graft cases by an accountability court, on the appointment of the next army chief and termed this consultation a violation of the Official Secrets Act.

The former premier made these remarks while addressing long march rallies in Mandi Bahauddin, Jarranwala, and Charsadda through video link from his Zaman Park residence in Lahore.

During his address, the PTI chairman said he could not imagine that an 'absconder and a convict' was deciding on key issues pertaining to snap elections in the country and the appointment of the next army chief.

Lambasting Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif for discussing the 'sensitive' matters with the elder Sharif who is in London owing to purported health reasons since 2019, Mr Khan said the premier was violating the Official Secrets Act.

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'The PTI is consulting its lawyers about how Pakistan's most sensitive decisions could be taken by a convict who has no stakes in Pakistan,' Mr Khan added. The PTI chairman said the 'convict' was delaying fresh general elections not for the country's sake but for himself.

Amid poor economic conditions, the only way out for the country is to hold immediate general elections, he said, adding that political stability will result in economic stability as well.

He added that the tragedy was that the country was being ruled by those, who were 'busy looting and saving their money' allegedly earned through corruption.

The former prime minister said PTI parliamentarians and senators had submitted petitions with the...

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