ISLAMABAD: Leaders from opposition parties spoke to the media prior to the start of the Panama case hearing on Thursday.
Awami Muslim League (AML) chief Sheikh Rashid, one of the petitioners in the case, said all those saying there are no cases against them will be out of office before his August 13 rally in Liaquat Bagh, Rawalpindi.
Rashid also said new documents keep coming to the fore as the case is getting tougher from them.
“Forget the 2018 election fight, all the politics will be decided in 2017,” said Rashid. The nation stands with the Supreme Court and the JIT, he said, adding that had Nawaz Sharif resigned a year ago he would have saved his seniors and children from being stuck where they are today.
Senior Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader Sherry Rehman, speaking to journalists outside the court, said these are old documents and a part of delaying tactics being employed by the government.
The former ambassador to the US criticised the prime minister’s visit to Sialkot yesterday, saying “amid echoes of unprovoked Indian firing, the premier played politics”. Instead of visiting the affected people, the prime minister did not even mention anything about the ongoing Indian aggression across the Line of Control and Working Boundary.
PPP leader Qamar Zaman Kaira said “they’ve been trying to spin things since the beginning. Today, they’ve brought to the fore another letter. It seems the court will dismiss it as it did the previous letters.”
Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Sirajul Haq, addressing the media, said he wants a decision in favour of the people. “The court is unsatisfied with the arguments being presented by the government,” he claimed.
The JI chief said he hopes corruption will be eliminated from the country following the Supreme Court’s judgment in the case.
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