ISLAMABAD: Ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday vowed to spearhead a movement for fair dispensation of justice in the country.
“We had launched a movement for restoration of judges, and will now launch another one for provision of justice,” Sharif told reporters at the premises of the accountability court in Islamabad.
Slamming his disqualification by the Supreme Court for concealing his nominal salary from his son’s Dubai-based company, Sharif said he did not receive salary, yet it was declared his asset to dislodge him.
“Are we too fools to accept the verdict with our eyes closed. Me, my party and the nation will never accept this verdict,” he declared.
Earlier in the day, the former premier along with daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law retired Captain Safdar appeared before an accountability court in connection with the hearing of the corruption references filed against them by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB).
Sharif announced that he will spearhead a movement against the apex court’s verdict and will take it to its logical conclusion.
Commenting on the apex court’s verdict in Imran Khan’s case, he said double standards of the judiciary were more evident now.
He said he won’t allow double standards to be adopted towards him and his family.
Drawing parallel, the former premier said, the apex court gave different decisions in his case and that of Imran Khan. In a second, an elected prime minister was disqualified, he lamented.