ISLAMABAD: Responding to new Pandora Box in regards to new allegations against former CJP Saqib Nisar, Prime Minister Imran Khan has said the PML-N had a history of influencing the judiciary politically and now they would be trapped by themselves in a new conspiracy launched through former chief justice Rana Shamim against the judiciary.
“This party has attacked state institutions in the past,” remarked the PM while speaking at meetings of senior party leadership including legal experts at the PM Office here on Monday. The legal experts briefed the Prime Minister about the whole episode involving former Chief Judge of GB and former Chief Justice of Pakistan Saqib Nisar.
Legal experts Barrister Ali Zafar and Shahzad Akbar briefed the meetings about legal aspects of the disclosure of the former chief judge of GB and made it clear that an attempt has been made to free Nawaz Sharif and Maryam Nawaz but they would not be exonerated through such cases.
“The purpose of the affidavit submitted by Rana Shamim is to make the cases against Nawaz Sharif and Maryam Nawaz controversial,” Shahzad Akbar was quoted as saying by a source.
However, Senator Ali Zafar was of the view that this affidavit by the former chief judge was an attempt to influence the court, therefore, it is contempt of court.
Barrister Zafar Ali said that the PML-N must be held accountable for the contempt of court for affecting the judicial proceedings. “Political mafia could go to any extent to get escaped from cases, however, the matter is with the Judiciary which would look into this,” Prime Minister Imran Khan was quoted as saying in the meeting by the source.
Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday expressed Pakistan’s desire to strengthen bilateral ties with Qatar in diverse fields. The prime minister stated this as Ambassador of Qatar to Pakistan Sheikh Saoud Abdulrahman called on him, the PM Office said.
The ambassador conveyed greetings of the leadership of Qatar to the prime minister, which was reciprocated by him.
Prime Minister Imran Khan Monday directed the ruling party’s spokespersons to highlight the past of PML-N and tell the people how Sharif family had divided the superior courts judges and ‘attacked’ the supreme court to save Nawaz Sharif from imminent disqualification in year 1999.
PTI sources told that the directives come following successive allegations by the PML-N against former CJP Saqib Nisar who had fully denied the allegations.
The prime minister said that the Sharif family are a mafia which pressurises judges to take decisions in their favour but they will not be allowed to use such tactics anymore.
He said that the government respects the institutions and will stand by them.
Expressing his resolve to hold the next general elections via electronic voting machines (EVMs), the prime minister directed the party spokespersons to take the nation into confidence over the matter, the sources said.
“We will hold the next elections via voting machines […] the hindrances in the way of overseas Pakistanis’ voting should be removed,” the prime minister said.
PM Imran Khan directed government officials to resolve the issues pertaining to overseas Pakistanis’ National Identity Card for Overseas Pakistanis (NICOP) and passports. “The government will fulfil its promise made to overseas Pakistanis,” he said.