ISLAMABAD: On former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s planning to travel in a cavalcade to Lahore via GT Road, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan on Sunday said that the change in plan was a deliberate attempt to undermine the judiciary after his ouster, ARY News reported.
Claiming Nawaz Sharif’s attempt to call into question the Supreme Court’s verdict, Imran said that Sharif’s disqualification judgment was a ‘unanimous decision’ by the five-judge bench after a thorough probe.
“By challenging the Supreme Court, Sharif is attempting to destroy the judicial system in the country besides damaging the democratic structure,” he added.
My statement on how NS after disqualification is seeking to destroy the judiciary and the democratic system pic.twitter.com/zNjc8NeMZQ
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) August 6, 2017
Imran said PTI had felt the investigations should have gone further and not ended abruptly but once the judgment came it was accepted and PTI did not take to the streets to protest against it.
“Peaceful protests are everyone’s democratic right but using government machinery to bend the masses to one’s will is neither democratic nor peaceful,” he added while referring to PML-N’s recent political activism in Lahore and Islamabad.
He said that this deliberate attempt by Sharif to attack the judiciary was in complete contrast to PTI’s acceptance of the SC decision on rigging despite the party’s misgivings over the judgment.
“Sharif’s second purpose in going on the GT Road was to pressure NAB where his cases are to open against his corruption, money laundering, tax evasion, assets’ concealment and forgery,” the PTI chairman added.