Ex-PM Sharif to file review petition against disqualification

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Panama Case Verdict

ISLAMABAD: Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has decided to file a review petition in the Supreme Court against his disqualification in the Panama Papers case, reported SAMAA on Saturday.

The decision has been taken in a meeting of PML-N’s parliamentary party at Punjab House in Islamabad.

Chairing the meeting, Nawaz Sharif dismissed the propaganda that Panama case verdict would weaken the ruling party.

“The presence of PML-N’s members in large numbers is a fitting response to the opposition’s propaganda,” he said, adding that PML-N was stronger than before.

“Your leader is not weak. We have accepted the verdict despite reservations,” he added.

The former prime minister said that you (PML-N’s members) should be proud that corruption was not the reason for his disqualification.

“Why should I have declared the salary which I had not received from my own son’s company. It was not some government’s job or position. It was my son company,” he argued.

Sharif said that he was punished for putting the country on the path of rapid development.

He said that there should be across-the-board accountability.

He recalled that one day he was the country’s prime minister and the next day, he was made a hijacker.

“Unfortunately, it has been very history. Former Prime Minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto was hanged to death. I too was told that I would be sentenced to death,” he said.

The former premier said that rule of law was the only way forward.

“I had made Pakistani invincible by allowing nuclear tests as Prime Minister and had a rejected an offer of USD 5billion made by the then US President Bill Clinton.

He lamented that no Pakistani prime minister was allowed to complete his constitutional term.

“I am mentally ready to give any sacrifice as I only think about Pakistan,” he added. – SAMAA

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Story first published: 29th July 2017

Originally Posted on SamaaNews

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