PTI Chief to receive “Mother of All Deals,” says Mushahid Hussain


LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) senior leader and Senator Mushahid Hussain Syed hinted at a significant agreement in the works involving the imprisoned PTI chairman.

Senator Mushahid Hussain Syed, who also heads the Senate Standing Committee on Defence, expressed “their challenges in managing prisoner no. 804” and suggested the likelihood of a “mother of all deals” with the PTI chief.

In an exclusive interview with a news channel, Mushahid Hussain Syed described the issue between the PTI chief and the Establishment as a “quarrel among lovers”.

He also suggested the possibility of forgiveness in this context. The PML-N leader emphasized the importance of working collectively for the betterment of Pakistan to prevent further confrontations.

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Regarding accountability, Mushahid Hussain stated that the military establishment opposes external accountability for its personnel and maintains its own accountability system. He clarified that he did not attend the London meeting where the decision to support the extension of Qamar Javed Bajwa as Chief of the Army Staff was made.

Hussain expressed regret that the PDM government’s no-confidence move in 2022 revitalized the PTI and its chief when they were previously in a weakened state. He advised PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif to adopt a “generous” and “forward-looking approach” by forgiving and moving forward, cautioning against fixating on the accountability of former army generals.

During the interview, the PML-N leader underscored the importance of forgiveness and moving forward, citing counsel he received from the late Nelson Mandela, who believed that generosity was a crucial trait for a statesman. He also referenced the teachings of Hazrat Ali, who advocated for a similar approach to justice and revenge.

“Forgive, forget, and move on. We must take a forward-looking approach,” Senator Hussain stated, acknowledging the legitimacy of Nawaz’s anger while recognizing the necessity of accountability.

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