Nawaz victim of political vengeance: court
In a 37-year-old property case, a judgment has been announced.
The court has ordered NAB to unfreeze Nawaz’s property.
The court acquitted Nawaz on June 24
Earlier this month, The News reported that former prime minister Nawaz Sharif had been politically victimized through a reference at the behest of the former government, and the proper legal procedure hadn’t been followed to declare him an offender.
According to an accountability court’s detailed judgment, the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supremo was acquitted in a 37-year-old private property case on Thursday.
The judgment said that perhaps the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) authorities were under pressure from the then ruling junta to prepare the reference at the behest of the then ruling junta to damage and destroy the political career and goodwill of the accused, who served Pakistan as an elected premier thrice.
Nawaz Sharif and 27 shareholders’ properties were also unfrozen by the court.
On Thursday, the court released the detailed judgment, which acquitted Nawaz on June 24.
As a result, the former prime minister was not declared a proclaimed offender in accordance with the legal procedure.
An accused is not declared a proclaimed offender if the mandatory conditions are not met, the court ruled.
The record reflects that the accused Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif had become a victim of political victimisation, and possibly the NAB authorities were forced to prepare the reference at the behest of the then ruling junta in order to damage and destroy the political career and goodwill of the accused, who was a three-time elected prime minister,” the judgment concluded.
For the improvement of prevailing crises in the country, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif said it was imperative to fix the actions taken against former premier and PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif.
It was clear to him from day one that deposed PM Nawaz was framed in the Panama Papers scandal “to end his political career and topple his government,” he wrote on Thursday.
During the recent revelations of PTI senior lawyer Hamid Khan, who is also the president of the ruling PML-N, the PM indicated that the decision to disqualify Nawaz had already been taken somewhere else, while the Supreme Court’s decision was used as a legal cover for it.
“What we know from day one is that Nawaz Sharif was deliberately framed in the Panama Papers in order to oust him from office and ban him from politics,” PM Shehbaz tweeted.
Despite this, the PM said today’s revelations about Nawaz’s disqualification remain “very important”, as the “truth is emerging bit by bit”.