- The PPP leader urged Nawaz to hold elections.
- Told Nawaz to save the country but not become anyone’s tool.
- Shah wonders whether civil courts are capable of convicting the May 9 accused.
SUKKUR: Senior Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader Khurshid Shah on Tuesday once again hinted that Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supremo Nawaz Sharif has returned to the country through a backdoor deal and urged him to He should not come to ‘save Pakistan’. “By such a method.
Speaking to the media in Sukkur, the former opposition leader in the National Assembly urged Nawaz to “save the country but not become anyone’s tool in the process”.
He said, “I will appeal to Nawaz Sharif to save Pakistan but will not come along.” [power] With someone’s help,” Shah said.
The PPP leader said his party’s ‘clear stand’ is that elections are not being held in the country within 90 days to accommodate Nawaz Sharif.
“Nawaz Sharif should clearly announce that he is back and elections should be held now. If Nawaz Sharif comes from the wrong path then he will also be remembered in history in the same way. [selected]Shah said.
On October 21, the PML-N supremo arrived in Pakistan – ending a four-year self-imposed exile in London – and addressed a massive show of strength at Minar-e-Pakistan in Lahore.
During his first speech after returning home, the elder Sharif, who had been issuing strong comments against the ruling establishment, declared that he had “no desire for revenge”.
Talking about his party, Shah said that PPP has always come to power with a manifesto.
Talking about the Supreme Court’s decision on the military trial of civilians, Shah wondered whether civilian courts were capable of convicting those who were or were accused of being behind attacks on state institutions for the sake of their politics.
“We have had many such examples in the past when courts have refused to hear a case citing pressure. Cases of prominent terrorists were also returned and will have to be looked into but the Supreme Court’s decision is final,” the former opposition leader said.
The PPP leader was commenting on the verdict of a five-member bench on petitions filed by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan and others.
The bench that delivered the verdict comprised Justice Ijaz Ul Ahsan, Justice Munib Akhtar, Justice Yahya Afridi, Justice Syed Mazhar Ali Akbar Naqvi and Justice Ayesha Malik.
The larger bench, in its summary judgment, ordered that the 102 accused arrested under the Army Act be tried in a criminal court and ruled that the trial of any civilian, if tried in a military court, would now be considered void.
The top court said that the decision applies to all the accused arrested in connection with the May 9 and 10 riots.