MANSEHRA: PML-N MNA retired captain Mohammad Safdar on Saturday declared the disqualification of former prime minister and his father-in-law Nawaz Sharif by the Supreme Court a conspiracy against the country, Constitution and people’s mandate and announced the start of a movement against it.
“I am going to launch an agitation against the disqualification of PM Nawaz Sharif and for the supremacy of the 1973 Constitution. The Panama Papers issue was a conspiracy hatched by Israel and India,” he told a party rally staged here to express solidarity with the ousted prime minister.
The rally, which began from the Abbottabad Road, ended at Markazi Chowk, where Mr Safdar and federal religious affairs minister Sardar Mohammad Yousuf addressed it.
Mr Safdar said the movement against the ouster of Mr Nawaz and for the supremacy of the Constitution was to be launched from the soil, where Reshmi Romal and other historic movements originated before and after the Partition.
PML-N lawmaker fears his arrest
“Mr Nawaz Sharif has been falling prey to conspiracies since the start of his political career. He has been ousted from power many times under conspiracies,” he said.
The PML-N leader said the people won’t tolerate such conspiracies any longer.
“The countries, where there is no dispensation of justice, will become Bangladesh. We, the PML –N, will foil all conspiracies against the motherland,” he said.
Mr Safdar said the court verdicts like Mr Nawaz’s disqualification threatened the existence of nations.
He asked the crowd if it would support him, PML-N and Mr Nawaz saying he feared his arrest but his son and daughter would come forward to rescue the nation.
The PML-N lawmaker said he wanted to tell the six members of the Joint Investigation Team formed on the Panama Papers case that he wasn’t a liar.
He said Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf chairman Imran Khan was the biggest liar and that he didn’t want to talk much about him after the surfacing of the scandal of harassment of MNA Ayesha Gulalai by him.
Religious affairs minister Sardar Mohammad Yusuf praised the people for supporting the ousted prime minister.
He said he endorsed whatever Mr Safdar had said about the Panama Papers case and that an international conspiracy was hatched to oust Mr Nawaz from the prime minister’s office.
The minister said Mr Nawaz was the country’s greatest leader and that he was unseated though unfair means.
“The people didn’t accept the reports prepared by the JIT against Nawaz Sharif’s family. Nawaz Sharif is loyal to the people and is a patriotic Pakistani,” he said.
Published in Dawn, August 6th, 2017