ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to Prime Minister Asif Kirmani on Saturday said that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was fighting a war for Pakistan survival, adding that if they (Sharif family) felt they were not being treated as per law they would go to masses and also approach the superior judiciary. Talking to media outside the Federal Judicial Academy Asif accompanied by other PML-N leaders said that PML-N had respected the court in the past and will do so in the future too.
He added that PML-N was the only party which organized long march for restoration of judiciary.
He said that millions of people were with Nawaz Sharif when he led a long march toward Islamabad from Lahore for restoration of judiciary. He added that at that time those people were in power who had dubbed country’s superior judiciary as Kangaroos courts.
He recalled that the then PML-N Punjab led government was removed by imposing Governor Rule, but the PML-N ended its march when the judiciary was restored and did not press the then federal government to restore its Punjab government.
Lashing out at PPP, Kirmani said why those, who said they knew the killers of Benazir, did not apprehend them. He said that the PML-N and Sharif family should be dispensed with justice. “If any treatment above law was meted out to us we will go to the people’s court,” he announced.
On the occasion State Minister Tariq Fazal Chaudhry said that PML-N had practically proved it believed in supremacy of law and constitution.
He said that the PML-N had always respected the courts, adding that they objected to two JIT members due to which PML-N was blamed for not respecting the judiciary. This is normal and even on objection, judges recused themselves from benches hearing cases.