LAHORE: Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah on Tuesday said despite all the reverence, the Supreme Court verdict was not a gospel truth that could not be doubted, ARY News reported.
Seeking examples from the past in which the SC itself called its earlier verdict wrong as “it was made under pressure”, he said the Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) had every every right to present its stance on the court verdict that disqualified former prime minister Nawaz Sharif.
Talking to media in Lahore, he said Nawaz acted upon the court order right after it was announced, but the history might prove it to be a wrong decision.
The Punjab law minister regretted that review petition of the ex-PM, a representative of 15 million people, in Panama Leaks case was rejected. “If law needs to be amended in this regard then it should be,” he said indicating towards prospect of amendment of law regarding review petition of court order.
He also lashed out at Imran for “dragging the SC in NA-120 by-election and inciting people for votes in the name of support for the court verdict.”
Rana Sanaullah said Imran presented the apex court as a party in the recently held by-election.
“Imran said the PML-N’s victory in the constituency and party bastion by close margin was SC’s victory,” he said.
He said the SC should take notice of Awami Muslim League (AML) chief Sheikh Rahseed’s statement that the Panama Leaks case judges were offered billions of rupees and summon him to inquire that who made that offer.
Rana said despite picking up of their workers and threats they received the 39.42 percent turnout was impressive which was one of the highest in a by-election.