ISLAMABAD (Web Desk) – PPP Co-Chairperson Asif Zardari has shown serious concern over the sentencing of PPP MPA Syed Ali Nawaz Shah by a NAB court in Karachi.

He termed it as misuse of judicial processes for political victimization.

PPP MPA Ali Nawaz Shah was sentenced to five years in jail on various corruption charges.

In a statement issued here on Friday, Zardari said that it is strange that according to case profile Ali Nawaz Shah is sentenced to five years in jail for compensation paid to him by the state for his property in 2001.

If this becomes the norm and judicial processes are thus misused and manipulated to secure convictions of political opponents things will go far too far, he said.

Zardari said: “Ali Nawaz Shah s sentencing has brought to the fore yet again how federal institutions are being manipulated for political victimization in the provinces.”

He warned against the inevitable consequences of this regressive policy of political witchhunting and victimisation.

The former president said that the federal agencies must not go far too far and land themselves in a quagmire from which they may find it difficult to extricate themselves.