Defence Minister Khawaja Asif has indicated that Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supreme Nawaz Sharif may return after the retirement of Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Umar Ata Bandial.
He expressed concerns about the behavior of the apex court and the potential risks associated with Nawaz Sharif’s return during this situation, particularly referencing the court’s welcoming remark of “Good to see you” to the former prime minister.
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Nawaz Sharif resigned as prime minister on July 28, 2017, following his disqualification by the Supreme Court due to his failure to disclose assets in his nomination papers for the 2013 General Election. Notably, a three-member bench led by CJP Bandial had instructed the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to present PTI Chairman Imran Khan for a graft case hearing, which was complied with.
Upcoming General Elections
The PML-N leader emphasizes the necessity of Nawaz Sharif’s return before the upcoming general elections in the country, highlighting the wait endured by party workers over the past three and a half years.
The PML-N stalwart also demands compensation for the former prime minister, citing perceived injustice. In February of this year, PML-N Senior Vice-President Maryam Nawaz called for the rectification of the “injustice” against her father before the next elections.
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She stated that the elections should take place once her father’s conviction is overturned, emphasizing the importance of justice and respect for the vote in the electoral process.