ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Peoples Party Co-Chairperson Asif Ali Zardari rejected on Wednesday political opponent Nawaz Sharif’s statement on country’s judiciary and alleged that Nawaz’s has himself unveiled his anti-democratic agenda.
He further said that contacting Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz president in such conditions would mean betraying the country. Zardari was speaking to media after chairing a meeting of PPP in Islamabad.
Nawaz claimed that the verdict was the anger and grudges of the judges, he said. “After attacking the judges, he presented his unknown agenda in front of everyone.” Nawaz is pursuing the agenda of certain international powers, he claimed.
PPP will never let Nawaz succeed in his plans, said the former president.
“Nation knows that everyone knows everything about me. I will never become a part of any conspiracy against the democracy.”
“An attack on judges is an attack on Constitution, and an attack on Constitution is an attack on democracy,” he remarked. Nawaz considers himself above to be law and accountability, he added.
Nawaz even tried to make Pakistan Army his slave but he proved to be unsuccessful, Zardari alleged, adding that Nawaz even tried to blackmail the judges. “After Nawaz failed, he initiated personal attacks against the judges.”
“Nawaz is playing a double game with the nation,” he alleged, adding sometimes he gives statements against Shehbaz, other times he shows that they are united.
Including Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairperson Imran Khan in his attack, Zardari remarked: “One doesn’t accept his warrants of arrest, while another doesn’t accept court’s verdict against him.
“Still both the leaders give lectures on law and Constitution to the people,” he added.
Grudge, anger of judges out in open: Nawaz
Earlier in the day, former prime minister Nawaz Sharif came down hard at the country’s judiciary on Wednesday, saying, “the anger and grudges of judges have come out in their words”.
He was addressing the media after leaving the accountability court which indicted him in person today in the three corruption references against him.
Referring to the detailed order of the Supreme Court rejecting Nawaz’s review petitions in the Panama Papers case which was released on Tuesday, Nawaz said, all this will be read as a dark chapter in the country’s history.
Nawaz also said that he knew today’s (Wednesday) decision of the accountability court would not be in his favour.