Fazl advises Nawaz to avoid confrontation after review appeal rejected

JUI-F chief says such decisions [of the court] are not referred to in the world as exemplary

News Desk September 15, 2017

It was expected that Sharifs' appeal will be rejected but some decisions should be left for the history to decide, said JUI-F chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman, hours after the top court rejected the plea to review the landmark Panama Papers verdict.

"Some decisions [of the judiciary are not referred to as examples in the world," Fazl told journalists in Islamabad on Friday.

According to the veteran politician, the decision to hang [Zulfiqar Ali] Bhutto was termed a judicial murder. "One should not go towards confrontation; avoiding confrontation will not cause the system any harm and it will keep functioning.

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Fazl, however, said that people will still vote for the PML-N; both the Centre and Punjab have PML-N's governments in place. "Punjab plays an important role during elections," he added.

On August 25, Salman Akram Raja filed a review petition on behalf of Nawaz's daughter Maryam Nawaz, sons Hussain Nawaz and Hassan Nawaz and son-in-law Captain (retd) Safdar, as he requested the top court to suspend operation of its July 28 order.

The case against the former prime minister stemmed from the Panama Papers leak last year, which spurred a media frenzy over the extravagant lifestyles and high-end London property portfolio of the Sharif dynasty.


BrainBro | 5 years ago | Reply The current line of apex court judges just do not want to do anything with Nawaz Sharif.
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