Speaking to media upon reaching London, Nawaz said the decision has shaken the country and terrorism is resurging there. His statement was a clear reference to the Supreme Court’s verdict, which disqualified him as the prime minister in the Panama Papers case.
He lamented that the premier, who eradicated terrorism and load-shedding from the country, was disqualified.
“References are being made against me and my children; I do not admit these references at all,” the former premier said. “They are based on victimisation and meant for spreading unrest in the country.”
“A dictator only grabs a prime minister in Pakistan, while a judge also does the same,” he lamented, adding, “I do not accept this accountability.”
“Are courts only made to declare martial laws justified,” Nawaz questioned, asserting, “This too is a crime and there would be accountability for this as well.”
He said that since 2013 – when his party took over the reins of the country – they have only been seeing sit-ins, adding, “What kind of tradition has been set? No one talks anything lesser than staging a protest sit-in.
The ex-premier further said that “decision by five judges has devastated and destabilised the country.”