Islamabad (August 07, 2017): Ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has claimed that the decision to disqualify his was already been taken, only a justification was being sought.
According to the details, ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has claimed that his disqualification decision was already taken days before Supreme Court disqualification verdict.
“Millions of people voted for me but only five honourable judge declared me disqualified, however I did not want to create unrest in the country,” Nawaz Sharif said while talking to senior journalists in Punjab House, Islamabad.
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Former premier revealed that several people had advised him not to appear before JIT but he said he can’t give reason to his opponents to blame that Nawaz Sharif escaping from accountability.
Rebuffing the impression that PML-N mounting pressure on judiciary, former PM said that his upcoming rally from Islamabad to Lahore is not “a protest” but “a journey back home”. He added that he was travelling via the Grand Trunk road on Wednesday because “risks need to be taken for the country”.
“I am only returning to my home Lahore, nothing more then it,” Former premier said that he has some major goals and want to turn them in reality.
Commenting on his disqualification Nawaz Sharif reiterated that he glad that he was not declared disqualified over any kind of corruption.Replying to a question, he said that Khawaja Haris contested his case nicely and he was satisfied with him.
Sharif repeated the allegation that the members of the joint investigation team (JIT) probing Sharif family’s business dealings “were chosen through WhatsApp”.
“Never have officials from Military Intelligence (MI) and Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) been included in an inquiry,” he said.
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He also expressed his displeasure at the Supreme Court’s decision to have a judge oversee the National Accountability Bureau’s (NAB) proceedings against his family, saying it jeoparidises his right of appeal.
He said that he had not been involved in any misappropriation of public funds during his tenure and lamented that he was disqualified for a minor thing when nothing was found against him in the Panama Papers case.“The judges, in their remarks, stated that there are no allegations of corruption or misuse of authority against Nawaz Sharif,” he claimed.
“Five ‘noble’ people throwing out someone with the mandate of millions is not appropriate,” Sharif said, warning that the country cannot be run the way it is being tried to run.
Expressing sadness at the Panamagate verdict, Sharif said that he was “hurt” by the remarks of the SC judges. “One judge even said that ‘prime minister should know that there is a lot of space in Adiala jail’,” Sharif said, adding that it does not behoove a judge to make such remarks.
“I will not run away like Musharraf,” Sharif claimed, and asked whether there were judges in the country who could hold the dictator accountable.
Earlier, Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif met federal ministers and lawmakers on Monday to discuss preparations for his GT Road caravan, among other matters.
The PML-N leadership discussed the plan for the journey of their party chief. As per the plan, a bombproof vehicle and jammers will be used while a special security force will be deployed for the former prime minister, sources said. A bomb disposal squad will also be present on the route for screening before the arrival of the caravan. Besides, the workers of PML-N will surround Nawaz’s vehicle throughout the trip.
Nawaz met PML-N leaders Tariq Fazal Chaudhry, Marriyum Aurangzeb, Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, Ahsan Iqbal, Dr Asif Kirmani, Raja Zafar-ul-Haq and Sheikh Aftab, among others, at the Punjab House, sources said.
In order to avoid any inconvenience to the public, traffic police has been instructed to devise a plan accordingly.
Nawaz Sharif announced to embark on a road trip to Lahore after he arrived in Islamabad from Murree post-disqualification.