Ahead of the accountability court judgment in the NAB references against Nawaz Sharif, Pakistan Muslim League-N leader Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said on Monday that the country doesn't have fair dispensation of justice.
Speaking to the media outside the accountability court hours before the verdict, Abbasi commented that despite loopholes in the system the party will accept the decision and honour it. "But our supporters won't and they will stand by us," he said.
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Rana Sanullah questions accountability watchdog
Reiterating Abbasi, senior party leader Rana Sanaullah maintained that the PML-N has always honoured court rulings and this time shall be no different. On the occasion, Sanaullah questioned the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) over its failure to submit adequate evidence against the Sharif family.
In addition, he said that if the accountability body were to pass a just ruling, then Nawaz should be acquitted. In the past too, he quoted, that the deposed premier had been dragged to court over corruption references but was eventually set free.
PML-N lawmaker Maiza Hameed Gujjar takes protest to social media
Lawmaker Maiza Hammed Gujjar took to Twitter to voice disdain for the government against disallowing party supporters to assemble in solidarity with Nawaz.
‘Selected “ Nazi” govt their clear disdain for liberal democracy and the parliamentary system, afraid of #NawazShairf that they’re not allowing huge no of ppl to assemble who just want to show solidarity and support for the king of their hearts! #AccountabilityCourt pic.twitter.com/F4RCDTVaMQ— Maiza Hameed Gujjar (@MaizaHameedMNA) December 24, 2018
A video clip posted by the MNA on Twitter shows supporters clustered outside court premises chanting for Nawaz.
Ahsan Iqbal questions ‘double standards’
Earlier on Monday, former interior minister and PML-N stalwart Ahsan Iqbal questioned the ‘double standards’ in the accountability process and asked why “offshore companies of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leaders are considered legitimate, while the Sharif family is targeted in the name of accountability”.
Fawad Chaudhry’s response
In response, Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain said Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf had dismantled the web of corrupt alliances and done away with the old political system in the country.
Addressing a news conference in Lahore, he said getting rid of the old political system was necessary to put the country on path to progress.
The information minister said the traditional politicians have caused immense loss to the country through their corruption and high-handedness.
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Maryam Nawaz breaks silence on Twitter
On December 23, daughter of deposed premier Maryam Nawaz broke her silence on Twitter after months-long self-imposed hiatus as she posted images of her father Nawaz and recently deceased mother Kulsoom Nawaz.
She wished her father good luck, in the backdrop of corruption reference verdict expected today.
The last time I saw HER was in the coffin. The last time I saw HIM smile was with HER. May Allah have mercy on both of you. Ameen 🤲🏼♥️ pic.twitter.com/q5hlws8rf6— Maryam Nawaz Sharif (@MaryamNSharif) December 23, 2018
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