Nawaz Sharif Terms His Disqualification From Premiership As “Joke”August 12, 2017 15:37
Nawaz Sharif Terms His Disqualification From Premiership As “Joke”:- Former Prime Minister of Pakistan, Nawaz Sharif termed his disqualification from premiership as a “joke”. Moreover, Sharif expressed confidence that he will be elected as Prime Minister of Pakistan for the fourth time.
Last month, Sharif was disqualified by a five-member Supreme Court bench for dishonesty. The court ruled that corruption cases be filed against him and his children over the Panama papers scandal, forcing the PM to quit for the record third time.
To display his political strength, Sharif addressed a huge gathering in Gujarat on the third day of his journey from Islamabad to Lahore via the Grand Trunk (GT) Road. He said even the judges who disqualified him failed to point out a single example of corruption against him.
“Should this even be called a disqualification? I will be made prime minister by the masses again tomorrow,” he told a cheering crowd.
“They have only removed me on paper but they have not removed me from your hearts. Is this removing me at all?” Sharif asked. To make sure that their vote is respected, he asked people to stand by him.
“I cannot accept this joke. Can you accept this joke that you elect someone, then he is disgraced and ousted,” he said.
“May I ask why I was ousted? Did I commit any kind of corruption? I am innocent and did not commit any financial wrong. That has been said by the judges who disqualified me. Then why I have been ousted,” the 67-year-old veteran politician said.
As millions of people elected a leader, the people’s vote had been trampled upon and a couple of people or five judges disgraced and sent him home. It was for the people of Gujranwala to “think that removal was just”, said Sharif.
Sharif, who could not complete his term for a third time, also asked the gathering, “Should I sit back and accept the verdict or fight the injustice?” In unison, the people responded with a big ‘No’. This has prompted Sharif to ask them to stand by him.
“If you do not want me to sit back then you would have to stand by me. Then stand by me to change the fate of this nation. Promise me that you would do what I tell you,” he said.
The time had come to change the country. “We would have to make sure that your vote is respected. It is a question of respect for vote of 20 crore people. I would not allow anyone to trample your right to elect leaders of choice,” Sharif said.
Sharif said his future plan of action would be announced and asked his supporters to wait for it. After being disqualified by the Supreme Court on July 28, Sharif stepped down and after staying in Murree and Islamabad, Sharif in the company of thousands of his supporters started on a road journey to his home in Lahore.
As he came out of the Punjab House in Islamabad on Wednesday, he was greeted by supporters lining up on the both sides of road. This, thus had made it impossible for his motorcade to move. In about 12 hours, Sharif covered 30 km, to reach Rawalpindi, where he addressed a big rally.