ISLAMABAD: Former premier Nawaz Sharif is angry on the political changes in Balochistan and the results of Senate election. He has called on the prime minister to take notice of these “suspicious” things.
Interacting with reporters inside the accountability court hearing corruption cases against him and his family, Nawaz said he does not know the inside story but what [PPP co-chairman] Asif Zardari is doing is shameful.
He also asked PTI chairman Imran Khan to declare if his party members did not vote for the PPP candidate in the recent Senate chairman elections.
“Politicians should have some principles,” he said, referring to Imran’s earlier claims that he would never side with Zardari.
He also said that there is no room for a delay in the elections, adding that no ‘doctrine of necessity’ will be accepted.
The former premier claimed that he has not spoken with Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on his recent meeting with Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Saqib Nisar.
He also supported the right of voting for overseas Pakistanis, saying he has always advocated for it.
Talking about his corruption case, Nawaz lamented the judge’s refusal to let him go abroad to be with his wife, despite doctors’ advice to do so.
Nawaz’s wife Kulsoom has been in London seeking cancer treatment since late last year. Nawaz and Maryam have twice requested the court in recent months to exempt them from appearance so they can go abroad but the pleas have been refused.
Talking to reporters, Maryam added that her mother’s radiotherapy is under way after which doctors will give their opinion on her health and future course of action.
She wondered how the government is supposed to function when cases have been lodged against so many government officials, adding that they are forced to sit in courts all day.