Nawaz Sharif wants SC justices be charged for their 'mind-boggling' verdict

Nawaz Sharif wants SC justices be charged for their 'mind-boggling' verdict


Says all being done to bring one man back to power

LONDON (Dunya News) – Following the Supreme Court's (SC) order, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supremo Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday said the country had been going through difficult times and sought a reference against SC judges – CJP Bandial, Justice Ijazul Ahsan, and Justice Muneeb Akhtar – in the Supreme Judicial Council (SJC).

A three-member bench had, earlier, ordered the ECP to hold elections in Punjab on May 14. while declaring the ECP's decision to hold off elections in Punjab until Oct 8.

Addressing a pressing conference, Mr Sharif said they should be charged for their verdict. "All was being done to bring one man [PTI chief Imran Khan] back to power," he added.

He asked if the “doctrine of necessity” was only applicable to dictators. “If such doctrine exists, it should have been let to use for a prime minister (PM) too," he added. We had been watching for 70 years, he said, that elected PMs were kicked out and then the judiciary gave them a last push.

“Such double standards don’t make sense as I was ousted immediately," he said.

He continued saying that this was not a verdict but a “one-man show” adding that how could one person be granted powers to as PM, interior minister, law minister, and the government? “The state is being paralysed in the love of only one person," he added.

The PML-N surpemo said these three judges had issued verdicts against him [in the past].

He asked the masses to stand against the “destruction” saying what a CJP, who was protecting a corrupt judge, could do to the judiciary. “What is the problem with making a full court," he asked. MPAs were disqualified, he claimed, to bring Mr Khan to power in Punjab.

Mr Sharif said he had already told that such verdicts would soar the rupee to Rs500 against the dollar. “They are punishing us but it is the nation that is getting punished”, he added.

Such verdicts, he claimed, would take inflation to new heights. 

Earlier, the federal cabinet rejected the verdict by contending that it had been issued by a minority-ruled (3-2) bench. “The decision is inapplicable and has been issued in contravention of the constitution," sources said.

The cabinet also vowed to, sources said, raise the matter at different forums.