Nawaz Sharif respects law, constitution: Marriyum Aurangzeb | Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: State Minister for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb remarked that former prime minister Nawaz Sharif has always respected the law and constitution in a press statement issued on Tuesday.

Aurangzeb was replying to all the opponents of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz, who have said that Nawaz has failed to follow the Constitution of the country.

Muhammad Nawaz Sharif appearance before the country shows he respects the law, she said in the statement, adding that unlike other leaders Nawaz did not hatch up medical reasons, such as a backache, to remain absconding from the court.

“What other prime minister or his family has created such an example?”

Pakistani people want to the man they elected to be treated justly, she remarked, adding “Nawaz has sworn to protect the vote of the Pakistani citizens.”

She also remarked that a fair trial is the right of the Sharif family.

In the statement, she also mentioned that the entry knows who upheld the law and constitution despite reservations.

Institutions were threatened, belittled by others. The entire country knows who was responsible for this, she added in the statement. 

Believe in supremacy of law: Nawaz 

Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, addressing a press conference at Punjab House on Tuesday after his appearance at a NAB court, said he was not the one to flee judicial proceedings

He once again questioned the grounds of his disqualification once more as well as the way the corruption cases against him are proceeding.

Nawaz began his address by deploring the incident at the accountability court earlier today when a journalist was manhandled.

The former premier said he had gone to London to be with his ailing wife, but rumours were created stating that he would not return.

The former premier said despite false cases and torture, he never bowed down before a dictator. “We believe in the supremacy of law, and have sacrificed greatly for it,” he said.

He reiterated the proceedings of the Supreme Court in the Panama Papers case, in which a Joint Investigation Team was formed, as well as its July 28 judgment which resulted in the appointment of a monitoring judge.

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