Hours after Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan was granted bail in four separate cases by an anti-terrorism court (ATC) in Islamabad, Maryam Nawaz said that all judicial requirements were for Nawaz Sharif and his family only as others were not even asked about their whereabouts for the past two years.
The daughter of deposed prime minister Nawaz Sharif took to Twitter on Tuesday to vent her anger over today’s court proceedings.
The ATC granted Imran bail against Rs200,000 surety bonds for each case as he had been declared a proclaimed offender in the cases relating to his party’s 2014 anti-government sit-in in Islamabad.
SSP Asmatullah Junejo had been beaten up on September 1, 2014 by PTI protesters along with Tahirul Qadri-led Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) activists on Constitution Avenue as they stormed the Pakistan Television (PTV) head office and the Parliament building in the federal capital.
The Supreme Court, meanwhile, has also reserved its judgement in Imran and Jahangir Tareen’s disqualification case.
During Tuesday’s proceedings, Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Saqib Nisar in his remarks said the court had to decide if Imran was an honest man, adding that the judgement should not be expected anytime soon.
In reaction, Maryam tweeted saying: “[Imran Khan] IK’s case is far more serious in terms of legal implications than Iqama joke (a reference to Panama Papers case). Nation now waiting to see the decision in his case.”
She said all the urgency was for Nawaz’s case as ‘new judicial standards’ were set for issuing the verdict against him.
By presenting himself for accountability, the former premier has forced others to follow his examples, she tweeted.
“That’s true. Nawaz Sharif by presenting himself for ruthless accountability knowing it was a farce has forced others to measure up.”
On July 28, the apex court had had disqualified Nawaz from the PM’s office for failing to declare a salary, which he had not withdrawn as an executive of Dubai-based company, as an asset when filing his nomination papers in 2013.