Sharif denies making calls for civil disobedience movement

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Islamabad,Feb.28 (ANI): Former Pakistan Prime Minister and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief , Nawaz Sharif has refuted making calls for a civil disobedience movement in the country, after he and his brother, Shahbaz Sharif, were disqualified from contesting elections by a Supreme Court verdict.

"I have not called for civil disobedience and no decision has yet been made on this," Sharif told BBC Urdu.

"I have merely said that the administration, the police should not follow any extralegal orders," he added.

Sharif also rejected the claims that he was putting his political gains ahead of national interest, and in doing so pushing the nation into a corner of political uncertainty.

'If we weren't concerned for the nation, then why would we be doing all this?," The Dawn quoted Sharif, as saying.

He argued that he would have accepted Zardari's offer to withdraw the case, if he was working for own political motives.

Sharif had earlier claimed that President Zardari had offered to dislodge the cases against him and his brother Shahbaz Khan, if his party (PML-N) takes back its support to the lawyers' sit-in campaign for reinstatement of the sacked Chief Justice, Iftikhar Chaudhry.

Justice Chaudhry was removed from his post by President General Pervez Musharraf in November 2007. (ANI)

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