Addressing his party supporters, former prime minister Nawaz Sharif has been strongly criticizing, albeit indirectly, the judiciary for disqualifying him in the Panama Leaks case. According to him, he was ousted by five judges in just one minute. “Isn’t it a disgrace to the people of Pakistan that five honourable judges ousted the PM who you had voted to power? The people should ask them why they ousted Nawaz Sharif when he had done no corruption,” he has been quoted as saying.
The former PM has also repeatedly said that the judges accepted that Nawaz Sharif hadn’t done any corruption but still they ousted him. He raises some interesting questions: There were no charges of corruption or kickbacks against the PML-N chief. Did they oust him because Pakistan was progressing and the poor were getting employment?
How unfortunate it is that former prime minister Nawaz Sharif is stepping up criticism of the higher judiciary without any break or pause. His GT Road show has brought under the spotlight one objective: attack judiciary. That the former prime minister is adding to political uncertainly is a fact. The questions that he has been raising lack legitimate reasoning. He must revisit his post-SC verdict approach to politics without any further loss of time with a view to protecting and preserving his political stature.