Pakistan

SARGODHA – Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Friday said that he had discussed public issues during a meeting with Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar.

Addressing a public gathering in Sargodha, the premier, referring to the reported ‘faryadi’ remarks of the chief justice, said that he visited the top judge as a ‘faryadi of this country.

Slamming rivals who are expressing reservation over the meeting, the prime minister said that no any personal issue was discussed during the meeting, adding that the chief justice himself was a witness of it.

On Thursday, the chief justice while hearing a case remarked that his job was to listen to the pleas of every ‘faryadi’ (complainant).

“The prime minister came with a plea, and it is my duty to hear everyone’s requests. I didn’t go to the PM house or the Secretariat. They came to visit me,” Justice Nisar was quoted as saying.

After the former premier Nawaz Sharif highlighted the CJP’s remarks, the apex court clarified that the word ‘faryadi’ was not used for the prime minister

No Hope of Justice

Referring to under-trial cases against former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his family members, Abbasi said that there is no hope to get justice from the accountability courts.

All allegations levelled against Sharif and his family are baseless, he said, adding that time will decide about the verdict that caused disqualification of the former prime minister.

He said that Nawaz was sent packing on Iqama, though there is no evidence to prove it.

‘Money Used in Senate Polls’

The prime minister reiterated that money was used to get Sadiq Sanjrani elected as Senate chairman. He challanged Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chief Imran Khan and Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari to come on media and say that provincial lawmakers were not bought.

Abbasi said that Khan had been slammed Zardari for buying 14 PTI MNAs, adding that now the PTI chief had supported Zardari’s candidate for top Senate slot.

The prime minister said that he was proud that his party had not spent a single penny to buy votes.