Former Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has made headlines by announcing the launch of a new political party, emphasizing the importance of avoiding accusations of corruption among political factions.

In a media interaction addressing the prevailing political scenario, Shahid Khaqan underscored the absence of constructive dialogue on Pakistan’s issues within existing political circles. He cited this deficiency as the driving force behind his decision to establish a new political entity.

During his conversation with the media, the former prime minister lamented the lack of discourse on the nation’s challenges by established political parties. He noted that even during the recent election campaigns, pertinent issues facing Pakistan were not adequately discussed.

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The former prime minister further said that political parties are talking about national issues. ‘We all have to stop calling each other corrupt’, he highlighted.

Speaking to the media, he said that the February 8 election has become such a controversial election that it will harm the country, because when people lose confidence in the system, then there is only harm.

Abbasi said that the condition of the election is that even the winners have lost today. The only solution is that if all the stakeholders sit together, then the country will move forward otherwise there will be loss.

It is pertinent to mention that Abbasi resigned as Senior Vice President (SVP) of the Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PMLN) in February 2023 and pledged to work for the country’s well-being through the forum of ‘Reimagining Pakistan’.

At that time he dismissed claims of advocating for a second extension for former army chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa, revealing that he had advised Nawaz Sharif during a London visit that resigning from the government would be preferable to succumbing to pressure for an extension.