Fawad warns PML-N against ‘targeting’ judiciary, army


Whenever there are court hearings against Nawaz, Maryam some clip is leaked somewhere

Staff Reporter

Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry on Monday urged the opposition particularly the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) to stop “targeting” the judiciary and the army which he said were two “very important pillars of the state”.

The statement comes amid a controversy surrounding the former chief justice Saqib Nisar’s alleged leaked audio clip with an unidentified person, in which he purportedly passed instructions to sentence former prime minister Nawaz Sharif.

“Whenever there are cases [court hearings] against Nawaz Sharif and Maryam Nawaz… some clip is leaked somewhere,” Fawad said while speaking to the media in Islamabad today.

He said that the opposition particularly the PML-N should stop targeting the judiciary and the army it was against the Constitution .

The information minister said that the case against the former prime minister was made after revelations by an international publication and Pakistan or any of its institutes had nothing to do with it.

“Nawaz owns apartments in such posh areas of London where even the prime minister of Britain cannot afford to have one… and Maryam on the other hand says she does not have any properties in Pakistan or UK,” he added.

Fawad said that Nawaz Sharif could not give the money trial during any stage of the investigation against him, during the trial or in the parliament, adding that number of judges and courts were involved but he could not provide any evidence despite having multiple opportunities.

Giving the example of Prime Minister Imran Khan, Fawad said that the premier has given money trial spanning over 40 years.

He said that every child of Pakistan knew how the affairs were conducted during the tenures of Nawaz Sharif and Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari.

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