ISLAMABAD: Information Minister Pervaiz Rashid said on Monday that those filing references in the Election Commission of Pakistan against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif “will fall in the ditch they are digging for others”.
“Living in glass houses, they are throwing stones at others. The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz is seriously considering exposing their true characters in parliament, though a final decision has yet to be taken,” the minister said while addressing an Iftar dinner hosted by the Express Media Group in Islamabad. Rashid said Premier Nawaz was a man of impeccable character, and he was confident to pass through the strainer of Articles 62 and 63 of the Constitution. “All allegations that the opposition has levelled against him proved wrong, nor did they carry any weight. Moreover, not only national but international courts have declared him innocent.”
The minister; however, believed the petitioners might suffer the consequences of invoking these articles. “Let us see,” he added. “Those pointing accusatory fingers at others should know that they can become a victim of their deeds. We have seen that courts have already passed judgments about such elements.”
Replying to a question, he said PML-N parliamentarians were in consultations with lawyers over filing disqualification references against PPP and PTI leaders, adding a final decision would be made by the party leadership.
Published in The Express Tribune, June 28th, 2016.