Lahore (April 13, 2018): Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) president and Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif said former prime minister Nawaz Sharif does not need “any formal office to continue guiding his party and serving his people”.
Shehbaz in a series of tweets commented on the historic Supreme Court ruling that lawmakers disqualified under Article 62(1)(f) of the Constitution will be unable to contest elections for the rest of their life.
The verdict seals the political fate of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif.
“Nawaz Sharif is not the name of a person. Rather he represents a philosophy and an ideology of public service, supremacy of constitution and respect of vote. A leader like him does not need any formal office to continue guiding his party and serving his people,” Shehbaz tweeted.
“Today is a day of test for the nation when a judicial decision has barred a popular national leader from serving the country who made it a nuclear power and who has the distinct honour of being elected prime minister thrice,” Nawaz’s younger brother added.Shehbaz stated that despite the SC verdict, PML-N will “continue to be the largest political party of the country under the guidance of Nawaz Sharif”.
“We have always believed in the supremacy of law and the neutrality of its arbiters. Despite the judicial verdict, PML-N will continue to be the largest political party of the country under the guidance of Nawaz Sharif,” he said.
Earlier, Nawaz Sharif has responded to the Supreme Court judgment by terming it as expected and vengeful.
Talking to workers at his residence in Jaati Umra, Nawaz Sharif said that no one can snatch people’s leadership from them.