Panama Case judgment poses no threat to democracy: Bilawal

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KARACHI: Pakistan People’s Party Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said that Supreme Court’s verdict to disqualify Nawaz Sharif as Prime Minister in Panamagate Case is not a judicial coup, Samaa reported.

He made the statement in a press briefing on Friday.

Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said that Supreme Court’s verdict in Panamagate Case will help curbing corruption on a higher level.

The Pakistan People’s Party chairman said that that 28th July is an important day for Pakistan and democracy.

The PPP chairman said that everyone should be held accountable, for which legislation is necessary. He went on to say that it was PPP who had raised the Panama Papers Case.

‘PPP wants assemblies to complete its tenure,’ the party chairman said. Bilawal stated that the party welcomes Supreme Court’s verdict. He further stated that Pakistan People’s Party is ready to face any situation.

He stated that Pakistan People’s Party is an ideological party. He said that the nation will decide via votes as to who will rule the country.

‘PPP’s ruler would have faced disqualification the very same day of the filing of the case,’ he stated. ‘Nawaz Sharif will play his own style of politics while we will play ours,’ Bilawal stated.

Full statement

“Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto had stated that “Nawaz Sharif may succeed in conspiring against me but one day he will cry. He will remember me and my father.”

“The Supreme Court has delivered verdict. It is incumbent upon all to except it whole-heartedly.

“The verdict has disapproved the contention that the disqualification of a Prime Minister posed a threat to democracy and the parliament. The Assembly must complete his term

“The PPP has always supported democracy, Parliament and State institution and will continue to do so. It is unfortunate that by not resigning in time voluntarily and not offering himself for accountability according to law made by parliament that the former Prime Minister only undermine the parliament.

“We hope the verdict will help in deterring corruption in high place.”

“The PPP will, in consultation with others parties in the opposition, field candidate for the office of the Prime Minister.

“Thee PPP believes in across the board accountability of all sections of societies and call upon the parliamentary committee on Accountability to urgently draft appropriate legislation to ensure across the board accountability.”
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Story first published: 28th July 2017

Originally Posted on SamaaNews

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