Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday said criticizing the court’s decision on his disqualification is his and PML-N’s constitutional right.
Speaking to the media after a hearing at the accountability court, Nawaz Sharif said that he respects all institutions but the court’s decision was unacceptable to him and the entire nation.
“They first used black law dictionaries against me and now they have a full bench hearing contempt of court case against me,” he said.
Nawaz Sharif observed that chinks in the Supreme Court’s armour are now visible.
“Remarks made by the judge are out in the open. Justice Fayez has said the case was initiated to investigate the Panamagate but the dismissal was ordered on the basis of “iqama”.
“Those who dismissed me on the basis of iqama even sent for NAB references. Their decision should not overlook the decision of the people,” Nawaz said.
He further added that Imran Khan committed a grave crime but is still considered Saadiq and Ameen. “Even though Imran Khan was taking responsibility of his crime, the court asked him not to bother with it.”
“The Supreme Court dismissed Jahangir Tareen from office, but no Joint Investigation Team was formed and no NAB references were called to prosecute his corruption. These double standards are unacceptable,” he said.
Nawaz Sharif also took a jibe at Sheikh Rasheed, saying that the man who has been speaking about everyone’s corruption charges has been concealing property worth millions of rupees.