‘Finally got justice’: Shehbaz reacts to IHC order

September 19, 2018

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif, while reacting to the Islamabad High Court (IHC) ruling that ordered release of the incarcerated members of the Sharif family on bail, said they have finally gotten justice from the court.

Speaking to media, Shehbaz said they are furnishing surety bonds to secure release of his elder brother Nawaz Sharif, niece Maryam Nawaz, and her spouse Captain (retd) Safdar.

Shehbaz said justice prevailed with the high court verdict.

Following the ruling, the leader of the opposition in the National Assembly tweeted a Quranic verse. It loosely translates to ‘the truth will prevail’.

Meanwhile, the PML-N leader Ahsan Iqbal hailed the ruling of the court. The accountability court’s verdict was based on revenge, he said. “It was pre-poll rigging.” He said, “God has listened to our prayers. I want to congratulate all those who prayed for Nawaz Sharif’s release.”

The purpose was to remove Nawaz Sharif from the political arena to make Imran Khan win, he alleged. “I personally think this is a reflection of non-PCO [Provisional Constitutional Order] justice.”

“This is our victory,” former defence minister Khawaja Asif said. “Nawaz Sharif, Maryam Nawaz and Captain Safdar will also emerge victorious in other cases,” he said while speaking to the media outside the court.

“No one can stop Nawaz Sharif now,” remarked PML-N leader Pervez Malik. Nawaz’s release will make a huge difference, he said. “The efforts and struggle of our workers didn’t go in vain.” The celebrations have already started, he added.