Sukkur: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader Khurshid Shah on Tuesday advised Pakistan’s Muslim leader Nawaz Sharif League-Nawaz (PML-N) urged him not to do so, return to Pakistan through backroom deals, and not come “to save Pakistan” in this way.
A former opposition leader in the National Assembly appealed to the media in Sukkur to Nawaz: “Save the country, but don’t become someone else’s tool.”
“I am going to appeal to Nawaz Sharif to save Pakistan, but I have not been able to get (power) with anyone’s help,” Shah said.
The PPP leader added that it is the party’s “clear position” that elections in the country will not be held within 90 days out of consideration for Nawaz Sharif.
“Nawaz Sharif should come back and clearly announce that elections should be held now. If Nawaz Sharif takes the wrong path, he too will go down in history as the [elected] one,” Shah said.
On October 21, the PML-N’s top commander landed in Pakistan after four years of self-imposed exile in London and staged a large-scale show of force at Minar-e-Pakistan in Lahore. The elder Sharif, who has strongly opposed the
regime, announced in his inaugural speech after his return that he had “no intention of taking revenge.”
Regarding his party, Mr. Shah said that the PPP has always come to power with a manifesto.
Regarding the Supreme Court’s decision on military trials of civilians, Mr. Shah questioned whether civilian courts could convict people accused of political reasons or behind attacks on state institutions.
“There have been many cases in the past where courts have refused to hear cases due to pressure. Major terrorist cases have also been sent back for further investigation, but the Supreme Court’s decision is not final. Yes,” said the former opposition leader.
The PPP Chairman commented on the five-member tribunal’s verdict on the petition filed by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan and others.
The jury that delivered the verdict consisted of Justice Ijaz ul Ahsan, Justice Munib Akhtar, Justice Yahya Afridi, Justice Syed Mazhar Ali Akbar Naqvi and Justice Aisha Malik.
In a summary judgment, the Grand Chamber orders that 102 defendants arrested under the Army Act be tried in criminal courts, and rules that civilian trials held in military courts shall henceforth be considered invalid. was lowered.
The Supreme Court stated that this ruling applies to all defendants arrested in connection with the May 9 and 10 riots.