The debate over Nawaz Sharif’s disqualification from the post of Prime Minister is not yet over as the former PM misses no opportunity to hit back at the Apex court who barred him from the PMs post.
According to a report published in Dawn, the former PM in his public rally in Peshwar on Sunday, reiterated that the masses had elected him prime minister for five years, but only “the five persons” (judges) disqualified him.
“What was my fault? Had I been disqualified for receiving bribe or for not receiving salary from my son. Where is the sanctity of vote?” he questioned.
The former PM appealed to the voters in Peshawar to elect his party Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N) in upcoming general elections so that the laws to ‘ stop disqualification of an elected prime minister in future” could be formulated.
Mr Sharif was disqualified by a five-judge bench of the Supreme Court last year for not declaring his salary that he claimed he never had received.
He also hit back at the judiciary for issuing contempt of court notices to Minister of State for Interior Tallal Chaudhry and federal Privatisation Minister Daniyal Aziz for their ‘hard-hitting speeches’ against the Apex court.
“First you issued a contempt notice to Tallal and then summoned Daniyal. How you will answer God?”, former PM said.
Mr Sharif didn’t spare his political rival and Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan.
The former PM asked Mr Khan to look at the crowd in Peshawar, claiming the size shows that the people did not accept the disqualification of their leader. He said the masses knew that he “worked day and night” for development, ending loadshedding and building the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor.
General election in Pakistan are scheduled on 15 July 2018.