Former Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif of London (Agencies) has stated that after consulting with senior leadership of the Muslim League (N), it has been decided that Nawaz Sharif will return to the country in October and face the law, leading the party’s electoral campaign. He emphasized the importance of transparent accountability, stating that Pakistan’s progress is not possible without it. The courts have adopted double standards with Nawaz Sharif, embracing a conspiracy to involve him in the Panama case. “Today, the truth is before the entire nation,” Shahbaz Sharif said.
He underscored that conducting timely elections is the responsibility of the Election Commission. Shahbaz Sharif recalled the incident when he inquired about Chief Justice Asif Saeed Khosa’s whereabouts when Nawaz Sharif and Maryam were imprisoned in Adiala Jail. He also mentioned that Chief Justice should have inquired about Nawaz Sharif’s health when he was not allowed to speak to his ailing wife in London.
After a meeting with party leaders in London on Friday, Shahbaz Sharif spoke to the media alongside Nawaz Sharif, saying that Nawaz Sharif’s name was not initially in the Panama Papers leaks, whereas others’ names were, yet no one questioned them. He said the decision made in Avenfield was based on poverty, but now the truth has come out in front of the whole nation.
Regarding the cases framed against him in the past by PTI, Shahbaz Sharif said that Imran Niazi and his associates spent millions to involve him in Musa case so that no allegations would arise against him. He expressed his wish that Chief Justice Asif Saeed Khosa had also inquired about this matter.
Shahbaz Sharif questioned why Chief Justice didn’t raise concerns when Nawaz Sharif was treated unfairly by being laid on the ground upon his return to Adiala Jail along with his daughter. He wondered why the Chief Justice didn’t remember that such treatment was the epitome of injustice. Shahbaz Sharif also brought up the incident when Nawaz Sharif was imprisoned in Adiala Jail and Kulsoom Nawaz was critically ill in London. He lamented that despite all efforts, Nawaz Sharif was not allowed to speak to his wife. He wished the Chief Justice had inquired about this matter as well, given his good knowledge of such situations.