Hours after the Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was sacked following an order by the Pakistan Supreme Court in the Panama Papers Case on Friday, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief and former cricketing icon Imran Khan has commented on the issue.
Hours after the Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was sacked following an order by the Pakistan Supreme Court in the Panama Papers Case on Friday, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief and former cricketing icon Imran Khan has commented on the issue. The political leader saluted the judiciary and expressed hope that after this decision Pakistan would develop now like a normal nation. Soon after the verdict was announced, Opposition parties welcomed it. While PTI described it an end to “godfather’s rule”, other Opposition politicians gave credit to the PTI led by cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan for the legal victory, as per news agency PTI report. In his personal reaction, Imran said, “Finally law has caught up with the powerful, I salute the judiciary, they are our heroes,” as per news agency ANI. He further said that “Entire nation (Pakistan) is celebrating happiness today, because they thought that now it would develop like other countries.” (Poora mulk aaj khushi mana raha hai, kyunki hume lagta hai hum abhi aur mulkon ki tarah ab aage badh sakte hain).
Pakistan SC had taken up the case in October last year after petition was filed by Imran’s party PTI, Awami Muslim League and Jamaat-e-Islami (JI), as per the news agency PTI. When the verdict arrived, the party tweeted, “Godfather’s rule has ended for good! Truth & Justice have prevailed!.” It further added that “Godfather’s ally, the Finance Minister Ishaq Dar has been disqualified in Panamagate Case!.” It was followed by a press conference, in which the party’s vice Chairman Shah Mehmood Qureshi reportedly said: “It’s a historic day, let’s strengthen Pakistan, let’s get rid of terrorism from the country.”
Pakistan People’s Party leader Zaman Kaira also praised Imran for taking the case to the court and said that all the opposition parties played their part in the SC decision, but the credit goes to PTI and Imran Khan for taking this issue to court and fighting this long legal battle, said the news agency PTI.