Basis of disqualification baffling, says Fazl

Commends Sharif for accepting court’s verdict and preventing crisis in country


News Desk July 29, 2017
JUI-F chief Maulana Fazlur Rahman. PHOTO: EXPRESS

ISLAMABAD: Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman on Friday said that constitutional and legal experts were surprised over the basis on which Nawaz Sharif had been disqualified.

“Perhaps no legal expert in the country is expecting disqualification of Nawaz Sharif on the basis by the apex court,” he said while talking to the media.

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Maulana Fazl commended Sharif for accepting the court’s verdict and preventing any crisis in the country and expressed the hope that the PML-N would ensure continuity of democracy and democratic institutions.

“My party will continue supporting the PML-N as an ally,” he said.

“We thought there would be a pile of evidence but when the verdict came, the prime minister was disqualified on the basis of money he did not withdraw,” said Fazl.

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"I don't term it judicial martial law; leave it to history [to decide],” he said, adding, “The issue is not about corruption, but about an agenda to create a political crisis.”

He said the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor and other development projects will also be undermined due to the ongoing political situation.

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