- The PTI chief’s statement has come six days after Nawaz’s return home.
- Says whatever is happening today is a “complete mockery of the law”.
- Criticism over the relief given to PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif.
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan has criticized the “complete collapse of our justice system” and called for the return of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supremo Nawaz Sharif to the country following the implementation of the London “agreement”. Have agreed. ,
In a statement, which was originally released by his family on October 24 but tweeted from the PTI chief’s official – Said that all that is happening today is a “complete mockery of the law”.
“My Pakistanis! In the last few days we have seen a blatant mockery of the law. Khan was quoted as saying that what is happening today is not just the implementation of London’s “plan” but the London “agreement” that was signed between a cowardly fugitive and a corrupt criminal and his helpers .
The statement was issued on October 21, six days after Nawaz returned home from four years of self-imposed exile in London.
Nawaz – a three-time former prime minister – was granted protective bail in two corruption cases and his arrest warrant in another case was suspended ahead of his arrival, paving the way for his smooth return.
Lamenting the reprieve given to the PML-N leader, Khan said: “The only way to allow a convicted criminal to return to politics with a clean chit is to destroy state institutions. And so, what we are seeing is a complete collapse of our justice system.”
The PTI chairman said: “My Pakistanis! Please remember, all the cases against me are completely fake and politically motivated, fabricated only to keep me in jail till after the elections or perhaps even longer than the elections. However, the growing political awareness in my country and growing resistance against closed-door conspiracies scares them.
Khan also shared his health condition during his jail time, saying: “At the moment I am physically fit. I will know if my body is experiencing a change from weakness.
He claimed that he could be poisoned in prison, citing previous attempts on his life.
However, he urged the people to continue their struggle and said the party leadership has been advised to start the election campaign.
In the latest good turn for Nawaz, the Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Thursday reinstated his appeal against the sentencing verdicts of accountability courts in the Avenfield and Al-Azizia cases, ending his quest to get the punishment awarded to him. There is revival. Canceled in corruption cases.
On October 24, the three-time ousted prime minister’s bail in the Avenfield and Al-Azizia cases was extended till October 26 after the anti-corruption watchdog told the court that it had no objection to the petitions filed by Nawaz.
Furthermore, the Punjab government also approved the suspension of Nawaz’s sentence in the Al-Azizia reference on the same day.
The ousted prime minister was given a 10-year prison sentence in the Avenfield property corruption context in July 2018 for having assets disproportionate to his known income and a year for not cooperating with the anti-graft watchdog – both The punishments were to be given simultaneously.
Nawaz was sentenced to seven years in prison on December 24, 2018, in the Al-Azizia Steel Mills corruption case and was then taken to Rawalpindi’s Adiala Jail, from where he was shifted to Lahore’s Kot Lakhpat Jail the next day.
The elder Sharif was released from jail in March 2019 and traveled to London for medical treatment in November 2019 after permission from the Lahore High Court. Later, the IHC declared him a fugitive offender in both the cases in December 2020.
But last week, protective bail granted by the IHC in both the corruption cases paved the way for Nawaz’s easy return to the country.