ISLAMABAD – Chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has revealed some very interesting the rumours about the incoming Supreme Court Chief Justice Saqib Nisar and the newly appointed army chief General Qamar Bajwa.
Talking to the press, Imran Khan said there is a general impression that the incoming Chief Justice of Supreme Court and the incumbent chief of army staff are sympathizers of the ruling party, PML-N.
“Khursheed Shah said the impression is that the new CJ’s sympathy is with PML-N,” Khan told journalists in Lahore, referring to the senior PPP lawmaker’s speech in Parliament a day earlier.
“There is also this impression that the changes in the army are for PML-N,” Khan added. “I don’t know if there is truth to this. All I know is that when Maryam Nawaz tweets saying a storm has passed… what does it mean? They [PML-N] themselves are giving weight to the perception that the change that has come is suiting them.”
The PTI chief was hinting at Maryam Nawaz’s tweet which she had posted when the Supreme Court deferred the Panama case until the first week of January, under a new chief justice.
There's an end to every storm. Once all the trees have been uprooted, once all the houses have been ripped apart …. 1/2#GreysAnatomy
— Maryam Nawaz Sharif (@MaryamNSharif) December 11, 2016
Khan further said “How has the storm passed? A new CJ and new COAS have come. What message are you giving people? This is a wrong impression.”
“They are hurting the public’s confidence in institutions.”
Shah had said, “It is irritating when we hear the incoming chief justice is the PML-N’s own man.”
“Perhaps you (PML-N) do not say this, but the people do,” he said to NA Speaker Ayaz Sadiq, who had responded to Shah’s statement by asking him not to make the chief justice’s appointment controversial.