PML-N’s senior chief Mian Javed Latif talking throughout a press convention. Photograph: File.

PML-N senior chief Mian Javed Latif, who got here beneath fireplace final month for issuing some controversial statements many deemed “anti-Pakistan,” says that he stands by his phrases and would have retracted his assertion had he been mistaken. 

Chatting with the media after a listening to associated to the matter on the Lahore Excessive Court docket the place the petition filed towards him was withdrawn and consequently disposed of by LHC’s prime choose Justice Mohammad Qasim Khan,  Javed Latif stated that resorting to criticism [for improving the country] is necessary.

“Saying Pakistan Zindabad is just not patriotism. Errors made by individuals needs to be criticised and identified,” he stated.

Mian Javed Latif maintained that the “title of treason has been imposed on individuals for 73 years,” including that if he needed to be hanged beneath such circumstances, he wouldn’t remorse it.

“The [government] should not make insurance policies that create traitors. I stand by my place and if I had been mistaken, I might have withdrawn my assertion.”

In response to the petition filed towards him for making anti-state remarks, Mian Javed Latif had stated that the accusations hurled towards him have been false and a “baseless case of treason was registered towards me.” 

Court docket listening to towards ‘anti-state’ remarks

The Chief Justice of Lahore Excessive Court docket Muhammad Qasim Khan on Friday heard a petition towards PML-N chief Mian Javed Latif over controversial, “anti-state” remarks he earlier made.

Throughout the listening to, Justice Qasim Khan questioned the PML-N chief about his remarks, questioning whether or not they have been patriotic or displaying loyalty in the direction of a character.

“Individuals will maintain coming and going [to and from positions of authority]. This nation is right here to remain. If somebody would not like Pakistan, they’re free to depart,” the chief justice stated.

LHC’s prime choose added that he doesn’t need to say something towards parliamentarians but when they’ve grievances, they need to go to the police and get their statements recorded as an alternative of coming to the court docket.

The apex court docket disposed of the petition because it was withdrawn. 

Ministers assault PML-N’s Javed Latif for ‘Pakistan Khappay’ assertion

Final month, authorities functionaries had ashed out at  Javed Latif for his assertion which they termed anti-Pakistan.

Federal Minister for Maritime Affairs Ali Haider Zaidi, whereas taking to Twitter, on Saturday stated: “This Maryam Safdar sycophant Javed Latif has the audacity to threaten to interrupt up Pakistan. Any idiot who locations loyalty to a pacesetter above loyalty to the nation is a shame & needs to be handled accordingly.”

Particular Assistant to Prime Minister of Pakistan on Political Communication Dr Shahbaz Gill stated that there was little question that stolen cash was dearer to the PML-N than Pakistan.

The SAPM stated that it wasn’t past doubt that they (PML-N) constructed a brand new narrative after staging an incident.

He stated that those that speak towards the solidarity of the nation would meet the identical destiny Altaf Hussain had met, including that they need to apologise for the barefaced assertion.

Particular Assistant to Chief Minister Punjab on Info Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan additionally criticised the MNA terming his assertion shameless and mad, including that he deserves punishment. She stated that the lackey mustn’t stoop so low that he finds it inconceivable to retract.

PML-N chief Mian Javed Latif, earlier, informed a non-public TV channel that they’d not chant Pakistan Khappay (lengthy reside Pakistan) if something occurred to the get together’s Vice-President, Maryam Nawaz.

“It’s the matter of a pacesetter’s life,” Latif stated.

“I’m saying it beforehand when Benazir Bhutto realised the threats to her life, she took names and after that the tragedy happened.

“At the moment, her heirs stated Pakistan Khappay but when, God forbid, something occurred to Maryam Nawaz then we received’t elevate the Pakistan Khappay slogan,” he stated.

The remarks from the PML-N lawmaker got here a day after former prime minister Nawaz Sharif stated his daughter was receiving threats and that he would maintain army leaders accountable if something occurred to her.

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