‘Remarks against SC’: Zardari seeks apology from Shehbaz

Says Punjab CM’s comments ‘unwarranted and provocative’


Our Correspondent June 10, 2017
PPP co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari. PHOTO: AFP

ISLAMABAD: Former president Asif Ali Zardari has criticised Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif for what he said accusing the Supreme Court of partiality and discrimination for ‘holding only the Sharif family accountable’.

Referring to his remarks as unwarranted and provocative, Zardari said the Punjab CM must apologise for calling the Supreme Court’s decision “irresponsible, contemptuous and unacceptable”.

He said those believing that the entire process of investigation regarding the Panamagate scandal was not fair, must recall that Benazir Bhutto, the twice-elected prime minister, used to sit outside the jail with small children in order to seek justice. The PPP then, he said, did not accuse the Supreme Court of targeting the party.

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The former president said that even when former prime minister Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto was assassinated, the party did not accuse the Supreme Court of injustice and discrimination.

The PPP, he said, believed in across-the-board accountability, but it would not permit subverting the judicial process to escape accountability.

Zardari also urged members of the legal fraternity to take notice of the Punjab chief minister's ‘derogatory’ remarks.

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