Rafique says Supreme Court favoured Imran but targeted Sharifs

Minister for railways accuses top court of adopting 'double standards'


Our Correspondent December 19, 2017
Saad Rafique. PHOTO: NNI

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Railways Khawaja Saad Rafique has once again criticised the judiciary, saying the verdicts given by the Supreme Court in Imran Khan and Jahangir Tareen disqualification case are "controversial and biased".

Addressing the National Assembly session on Tuesday, the minister for railways said the rulings facilitated Imran and targeted the Sharif family. “Respect for judges is there. But do judges pass verdicts in this manner?” he said.

Rafique said an elected prime minister was sent packing for not drawing salary from his son's company but a different stance was taken in Imran's case.  He accused the court of adopting double standards.

In a petition by Hanif Abbasi, the apex court absolved Imran of all allegations but disqualified Tareen under Article 62(1)(f) of the Constitution.

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