‘Deliberations underway to disqualify me for life,’ claims Nawaz

‘Deliberations underway to disqualify me for life,’ claims Nawaz

Islamabad (Agencies): After Supreme Court’s verdict in Election Act 2017 cases, former prime minister Nawaz Sharif said that in the judgment of July 28, 2017, the apex court had ‘snatched’ his premiership and now his party leadership was snatched in the verdict of February 21.

Talking to the media outside an accountability court in Islamabad on Thursday, where he is under trial in connection with three interim and three supplementary references of National Accountability Bureau (NAB), Nawaz rebuked the SC’s verdict to disqualify him as head of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), terming it an act of revenge. He said that the recent decision of the apex court in Election Act 2017 cases was not unexpected. He said that all these decisions are part of revenge-driven accountability.

He said that all court rulings revolved around one person, adding, “Deliberations are being made to disqualify me from politics for life”.

The Supreme Court, on Feb 14, reserved its verdict on appeals regarding the interpretation of Article 62(1)(f) of the Constitution with a view to determining the period of disqualification of a member of parliament.

“There is no such law in Pakistan to send a prime minister packing for not taking a salary from his son,” Nawaz said, adding that “black law dictionary” was used to disqualify him.