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Standard of justice applied differently to his family than others: Nawaz Sharif

23 November, 2017

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President and former prime minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday said that the standard of justice applied differently to his family than others, adding that the “mockery of requisites of justice should be stopped”.

Talking to the media before the accountability court hearing, Nawaz stressed that rules of the game should be applied equally on everyone. “Our cases are decided swiftly. When will ‘their’ cases be decided?” Nawaz Sharif questioned, referring to cases against Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan and leaders Jehangir Tareen and Aleem Dar.

Nawaz said the court judgements against his family had affected the government’s progress, “but we will continue to perform”.

Talking to reporters as he exited the court, he said his party would ensure the power of the vote in Pakistan.

“This is a democratic country we will ensure the sanctity of [people’s] vote here.” He said that corruption scandals of Imran Khan, Jehangir Tareen and Aleem were also surfacing now. He also hit out at Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Pervez Khattak, a PTI leader, saying he used official vehicles to lead rallies against the federal government during the 2014 sit-in. He said his government delivered despite sit-ins, which had continued since 2014.

“We delivered despite incessant sit-ins”, he said, adding that sit-ins were still being staged on one issue or the other. The former premier said that he had been “hurt” by the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) support the previous day for an opposition bill — seeking to restore the bar on a disqualified person from holding party office — in the National Assembly. “The PPP’s democratic credentials are being questioned today,” he claimed.

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