Imran challenges Nawaz, says will initiate movement in support of judiciary

Comment came after Nawaz's claimed to start a justice restoration movement

News Desk December 20, 2017

Hours after Nawaz Sharif vowed to start a 'justice restoration movement', Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) Chairman, Imran Khan challenged ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif that he will start a movement in support of the judiciary.

Imran's comment came after Nawaz announced to start a movement for the restoration of justice in the country on Tuesday after his hearing at the accountability court.

"I challenge Nawaz Sharif to start a Tehreek against judiciary as I will start one in support of our judiciary & we will see whom the people support. Or if he has the courage he should tell his puppet PM Abbasi to call early elections and let the nation make its choice," he said.

Nawaz Sharif announces to initiate 'justice restoration movement'

Addressing a public gathering in Okara, earlier on December 17, Imran ridiculed Nawaz Sharif’s assertion regarding initiating a movement against the judiciary, he asked if he had ever started even a single campaign in his entire life.

Nawaz, he said, should keep in mind that for 30 years, the same judiciary cooperated with Sharifs.

Describing Shahid Khaqaan Abbasi as Sharif’s puppet, he also said, "When you start a movement, people will ask you why you tried to alter the law on the finality of Prophethood? Who did you want to please?"

He said that countries grew powerful on the back of strong institutions and investment in human resources, especially education and health. “Judiciary is strong and the people trust their judiciary.”

PTI Spokesperson Fawad Chaudhry on Tuesday maintained the stance to support judiciary saying, Pakistan cannot afford any movement against the superior judiciary, Pakistan Army and the Constitution. If the ruling party dares to start any such movement, it will find PTI in the field to counter the move.

PTI ‘to counter any move against judiciary’

He said if deposed PM Nawaz Sharif initiated a movement against recent judgments of the Supreme Court of Pakistan (SCP), the PTI will launch a campaign in support of the Constitution.


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