Pakistan

KARACHI – Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif on Friday again took aim at the judiciary for letting the dictators off the hook.

Speaking at a seminar titled ‘The Future of Democracy in Pakistan’ in Karachi said that democracy in Pakistan came under attack when it starts to strengthen. He said that nexus of dictators and court hampered democracy from prospering in Pakistan.

He said that doctrine of necessity badly damaged the democracy, adding that a segment of the judiciary has ever supported dictators. In the past, the courts validated martial laws on this doctrine, he added.

He said not a single elected prime minister completed tenure in Pakistan, adding that strict actions needed to put the country on track.

Nawaz reached Karachi on Thursday on the two-day visit. While chairing a meeting of the party’s provincial executive committee, he vowed to change Karachi and Sindh if his party wins next elections.

The thrice-ousted prime minister said that the dictators ever damaged democracy, adding that he was still hopeful about the future of democracy in Pakistan.

He called on all segments of society including teachers, media, and lawyers to come forward for protecting the democracy.

He questioned why the court has not given any verdict against former president General (retd) Pervez Musharraf in the treason case.