After pronouncement of the Supreme Court verdict on Thursday, Pakistan Muslim League-N workers took to the city streets, raising slogans in favour of Prime Minister, Muhammed Nawaz Sharif.
While welcoming the court verdict, the activists danced to the drum beats and showered rose-petals on the party leaders leading the groups.
They termed the decision a victory of PML-N’s principled stand.
Various gatherings of the activists were held at Lalak Chowk, Lahore Press Club, Gulshan-e-Ravi, Johar Town and Liberty Chowk.
PML-N leaders including Khawaja Ahmed Hassaan, Khawaja Salman Rafique, Bilal Yaseen, Rana Mashhood, advisor to chief minister Baqir Hussain distributed sweets among the public.
A large number of party activists also gathered at PML-N offices in the city and stayed there till late in the evening. Punjab Minister for Education Rana Mashood on Thursday expressed his pleasure on the verdict of the Supreme Court.
Talking to media, he said it was a fact that truth wins always and today the decision of the Panama Case had proved it.
He said the decision proved that the one who strived for betterment of the country could never be proved wrong with baseless allegations by the one who worked against the interest of the country.
Rana Mashood said the nation was standing with Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif and thanked the nation for moral support. Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz Lawyers Forum Punjab President Sharif Zafar Joya Thursday welcomed the Supreme Court judgement in Panama papers case.
Talking to media persons here, he said that the verdict was based on merit and justice and it was a victory of masses, who wanted prime minister to lead the country.
He said that prime minister had already asked the apex court to form a commission to inquire into the allegations levelled against him and his family.
“The Apex Court admitted the prime minister’s stance today and ordered for formation of a joint investigation team,” he added. Joya said that the formation of team was a victory of the PML-N as the opposition failed to provide any evidence to prove their allegations.
He said that the SC decision would end an atmosphere of political uncertainty and it would stabilise democracy and economy.
He further that such allegations had been repeatedly levelled against the Sharif family but nothing could be proved in the courts.
PML-N Lawyers Forum President Lahore division also expressed similar views. Politicians, lawmakers and businessmen, welcoming Supreme Court verdict in Panama case, termed it a victory of democracy and defeat of politics of protests.
“The decision proved the fact that the entire Pakistani nation is standing with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and not with those who believe in the politics of hooliganism and sit-ins,” they added.
Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah Khan said that the SC decision buried the politics of sit-ins once and for all.
He said that people wanted continuation of development process and prompt resolution of their issues while the journey of progress would continue under the leadership of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.
He said that six months ago Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, through a letter to the Supreme Court, had himself asked the Apex court to form a commission and probe the matter, and today the honourable court announced the same decision that the PM had suggested.
Provincial Information, Excise and Taxation Minister Mujtaba Shujaur Rehman said that the SC decision was historic which defeated elements dreaming of grabing power through backdoor.
He said that the verdict disappointed those pursuing negative politics. He urged Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leadership not to be jealous of the PML-N successes and let the government work independently.