ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf said on Wednesday it respected the Islamabad High Court’s (IHC) decision to suspend the sentence in the Avenfield reference case while holding reservations regarding the family’s innocence.
Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry said, “we respect the courts of Pakistan, they are free and independent” after the IHC suspended the sentences awarded to deposed premier Nawaz Sharif, daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Capt (retd) Safdar.
However, Chaudhry said the public had no doubts left about the character of the Sharif family and they had yet to prove how they came to possess billions. “Today’s verdict was delivered on the basis of procedural foundations. As the matter develops, the law will find its way.”
The party respects the court’s verdict as they have respected all previous verdicts, added the information minister. “The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) is a free and an independent institution which conducts its activities without any government interference.”
He said both the government and the public wanted action taken against those involved in corruption and added that the public wants the country’s looted wealth returned and this is a top priority for the government.