ISLAMABAD: Former interior minister and senior PML-N leader Chaudhry Nisar Ali on Tuesday called for his party’s government to refrain from statements that could embarrass Pakistan internationally.
Nisar’s remarks came a day after Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi publicly backed Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif’s statement regarding ‘putting our own house in order’ and ‘in-house cleaning’.
“No one has stopped the prime minister from putting the house in order, but issuing statements publicly will only result in embarrassing the country,” Nisar said.
“The enemy’s narrative is strengthened when government officials issue public statements on internal issues,” he said, adding that these actions will weaken Pakistan’s position internationally.
The Indian government or politicians have never admitted to the atrocities of extremist organizations in the neighboring country, he argued.
“The government should focus more on taking practical steps than issuing statements,” he said.
Separately, Chaudhry Nisar met Chief Minister of Punjab Shehbaz Sharif.
The two leaders discussed internal party issues and the domestic political scenario in the meeting