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Supreme Court turns blind eye to Nawaz’s anti-Judiciary rants

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Disqualified ex-Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif continues with his much-criticized anti-judiciary tirade, despite the Supreme Court’s decision to convict PML-N’s Senator Nehal Hashmi for committing contempt of court and issuing suo motu notices of anti-judiciary rants to State Minister Talal Chaudhry and Federal Minister for Privatization Daniyal Aziz. 

Nawaz looks unaffected by the actions of the apex court in last few days, indeed many analysts claim seems to be egging it on to ‘dare’ to take action against him. While addressing the participants of a seminar, ‘Future of Democracy in Pakistan,’ Nawaz once again slated the judiciary and reminded the senior judges in Supreme Court that it was the PCO judges and doctrines of necessity which damaged democracy and caused irreparable damage to the country’s prospects and not him.

If contempt of court is issued, keeps even the senior judiciary at bay, as any decision could result in disorder across the country, which is being encouraged by both ex-PM Nawaz and his daughter, Maryam Nawaz Safdar.

Taking credit for the restoration of former Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, he said, ‘it was not only the matter of restoration of few judges. Although, the judges were restored the justice eluded the people of the country.’ He went on to say that the time has come to launch another movement for restoration of justice in the country.

Nawaz accused members of the judiciary and held them as culpable as the dictators ‘as they [judges] are the one who paved the way for the dictators and facilitated their meddling with the law and provided justification for violating the constitution.’   

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In his acerbic speech he said four dictators had ruled the country for 30 years while democratically elected prime ministers could hardly survive more than two years. Analysts point out that in making, these statements he overlooks that as third time Prime minister, he had been in power for 4 years before his disqualification.

Nawaz went on to blame the judiciary for taking a stern attitude towards politicians, while, ignoring the ills committed by dictators. It movement for restoration of justice a necessity of time.

In addition, Yusuf Raza Gillani had a similar term, before the contempt of court removed him as Prime minister, with the blessing of Nawaz Sharif as leader of the opposition.

Continuing his scathing attacks on the judiciary, he accused judiciary of limiting the decision-making capability of the Prime Minister and federal cabinet members which cannot even appoint an administrative officer. Moreover, PM and chief ministers (CM) cannot even form a judicial commission on important issues, Nawaz added. 

He blamed judiciary of dishonoring his post of PM as they used the words like “Godfather and Sicilian mafia” for him.  He termed it as an insult to the PM’s office and added, “Judiciary surely commands respect, but given its position, it should also care about the self-respect of others.”

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Nawaz went on to blame the judiciary for taking a stern attitude towards politicians, while, ignoring the ills committed by dictators. It movement for restoration of justice a necessity of time.

Nawaz accused members of the judiciary and held them as culpable as the dictators ‘as they [judges] are the one who paved the way for the dictators and facilitated their meddling with the law and provided justification for violating the constitution.’   

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Nawaz enjoys mass support across Pakistan which is evident as the ousted PM continues to pull huge crowds to his anti-judiciary campaigns across the country. PML-N politicians in power at federal and provincial level continue doling out billions of taxpayer’s money to MPs.

Taking advantage of the situation; having the power to run havoc and chaos in the country, if contempt of court is issued, keeps even the senior judiciary at bay, as any decision could result in disorder across the country, which is being encouraged by both ex-PM Nawaz and his daughter, Maryam Nawaz Safdar.


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