Friday May 04, 2018
ISLAMABAD: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif on Friday criticised Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chief Imran Khan’s acquittal in the SSP Asmatullah Junejo attack case saying those who should be punished are being acquitted.
“Those who should be punished are being acquitted and those who should be acquitted are being made to appear before court,” the former premier said while addressing the media outside the accountability court hearing corruption cases against him.
“It is a strange situation, those who built motorways and generated electricity have been disqualified,” Nawaz lamented.
He continued, “The nation will decide in the upcoming general elections who should be disqualified and who is corrupt.”
“They say they want to conduct free and fair elections but punished several of our party members for contempt of judiciary and who knows how many more they want to punish,” he added.
“I am losing faith in the transparency of the upcoming elections,” Nawaz further said.
Further taking a hit at the PTI chief, the former premier added, “Imran said there will be a month’s delay in the upcoming general elections, a claim which has been made by two others before him.”
"Imran‘s comments of delay in elections came after his Lahore rally because he did not get a positive response and realised the nation will not vote for him," he asserted.
“Want to tell Imran that forget one month, we will not tolerate even a minute's delay in the upcoming elections,” Nawaz said.
Earlier today, an anti-terrorism court in Islamabad acquitted Imran in the SSP Asmatullah Junejo attack case.
The PTI chief and other party leaders were accused of attacking the Parliament and PTV office during the 2014 sit-in in Islamabad, as well as torturing the then-SSP operations and violating the loudspeakers act.