Former Federal Minister and senior Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Rana Sanaullah has said that the party's decision in 2019, their party voted to grant the then army chief General (retired) Qamar Javed Bajwa a three-year extension because they were promised help against the then-prime minister and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan.
Speaking in a television interview, Sanaullah said that the party agreed to vote in favour of the extension to fight the anarchist (a term often used by the PML-N for Imran Khan).
He went on to explain that some decisions are taken at certain moments as part of their strategy.
Maybe the decision we made, its impact helped us reach our goals and helped curb the impact the anarchist had on the country, he said.
He added that things may appear odd in such situations, but their results are very different.
Sanaullah's statement came a day after he had echoed a statement from PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif's statement that Gen Bajwa and former spy chief General (retired) Faiz Hameed are national criminals and responsible for destroying the country's economy.
He had demanded that those who had harmed the state face accountability like former dictator General Pervez Musharraf should have faced accountability.