Decision against me was contempt against people of Pakistan, Nawaz Sharif

ISLAMABAD: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif talking outside the court in a casual setting with the media said that Supreme Court Judge’s remarks about the Panama case are not to be taken lightly.

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He was referring to the remarks of Justice Qazi Faez Isa on Tuesday, made while hearing a lawmaker’s disqualification case, that the Panama case was about the London flats but the prime minister was disqualified over an Iqama (foreign work permit).

The former premier said, “now the issue is being raised inside and outside the Supreme Court.”

Nawaz said that he respects state institutions and also participated in a long march for the restoration of the judiciary and the then Cheif Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry.

Upon a reporters query regarding his plans to approach the Supreme Judicial Council, the body which conducts inquiries against superior judges and constitution-protected organisations, the three-time prime minister thanked the reporter for “the good idea”.

Nawaz recalled Imran Khan, his political opponent and Chief of Pakistan Tehreek e Insaaf (PTI), also termed the Panama case verdict ‘weak’.

This qualifies as contempt of the people of Pakistan. “Where should they go to file a contempt case?”, said the third time deposed ex-premier.

“aftershocks will come after such decisions…controlling them is impossible”, warned Sharif.

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