Published On: Wed, Feb 7th, 2018
Published in Category: Islamabad

Nawaz, party decide to continue confrontation with top judiciary

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Islamabad: Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his party (PML-N) have decided to continue confrontation with the top judiciary while strategy is being chalked out to launch ex-Finance Minister Ishaq Dar to re-elect him as Senator.

Father-in-law of Nawaz Sharif has also given application for party ticket for Senate seat to party president Nawaz Sharif while PML-N will announce its final candidates for Senate polls today (Wednesday).

Sources said that PML-N has acquired services of a big builder to foil endeavours of PPP Chairman Asif Ali Zardari in Balochistan while the said builder has started lobbying for PML-N. A meeting of PML-N was held here Tuesday at the residence of Ch. Muneer with ex-PM Nawaz Sharif in the chair. The residence of Chaudhry Munir was selected for meeting to keep the decisions of the meeting as secret.

Nawaz Sharif was told details of PML-N meeting if held in Punjab House could be disclosed through bugging equipments so the venue of the meeting was changed at held at residence of Chaudhry Munir. Federal Ministers Khawaja Asif, Daniyal Aziz and others PML-N leaders Pervez Rashid, Asif Kirmani and Mariam Nawaz attended it.

Sources said that ex-Finance Minister Ishaq Dar was declared proclaimed on December 11, 2017 in a reference for having assets beyond the revenue. He was not appearing before the court despite frequent summons despite this Nawaz Sharif has decided to issue him ticket and form was sent to London and signatures were taken on the documents. Ishaq Dar would be contested Senate election from Punjab.

Legal experts have raised questions on this that how a proclaimed person can contest elections of the upper house while Nawaz Sharif was insisting to got elect Ishaq Dar as Senator. Nawaz Sharif wanted to give a clear message to judiciary that he can elect any person irrespective of the allegations on him.

Sources said that PML-N will introduce more new faces in Senate and there are sufficient chances that Mushahid Hussain Syed will get PML-N ticket. PML-N has prepared strategy for victory in Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtoonkhawa (KP) while services of a prominent builder have been hired to defy Asif Zardari.