This is rich! Take a load of the latest tale spun — this time by the master himself — regarding him not taking part in NA-123:
Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Quaid Nawaz Sharif has told his party leaders that he has delayed his election to the National Assembly to save President Asif Ali Zardari from the tremendous pressure that his presence in parliament would bring on him.
What is even richer is this bit:
The participant said that Nawaz Sharif told the party that any massive destabilisation would only bring a boon for the enemies of Pakistan, who have besieged it, and enhance the dangers to the country, which was already gripped by a grave situation.
The PML-N chief said although he had taken a conscious decision not to rock the boat, the government continues to mess up because of its blunders, misgovernance and misrule. He said his decision not to contest the by-poll was meant to spare the government any extraordinary embarrassment at his hands inside the National Assembly or “I know the present set-up can’t brook even a short-lived powerful campaign by me”.
But Mr. Nawaz, wouldn’t “rocking the boat” mean getting rid of a “government [that] continues to mess up because of its “blunders, misgovernance and misrule“? Of course we can’t have that! How did I miss that causing PPP “embarrassment” was a bigger goal than getting rid of the country of “blunders, misgovernance and misrule.”
P.S. Also see the article for the way this paper tiger beats his own chest. Example:
Nawaz Sharif told his party colleagues that when he would be present in the National Assembly, he would have to speak on vital issues in a hard-hitting manner or he would earn flak from public circles.
This, he said, would build a colossal pressure on the government, which has no guts, fortitude or resilience to withstand the force of his attack. Ultimately, a state of paralysis would hit the government that he did not want, he said.
“میں لڑتا تو اُسے بہت مارتا”
(Those interested in previous lies and the truth can go see this older post)