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No longer Sadiq and Ameen as I ended loadshedding earlier: Nawaz

National

December 5, 2017

ISLAMABAD: Former Prime Minister and president ruling Pakistan Muslim League (PML-Nawaz) Nawaz Sharif has maintained that he promised to end electricity loadshedding in 2018 but he has fulfilled the promise a year earlier in 2017 that is a ‘departure’ from the commitment.
“By the virtue of making it earlier by one year, I stand no more truthful (Sadiq) and trustworthy (Ameen) since I didn’t accomplish it on the schedule that I announced earlier,” Nawaz said while talking to workers and leaders of his party here at the Punjab House on Monday.
Nawaz said placing a monitoring judge clamping as hanging sword over the head of the NAB court for securing verdict for his conviction would be a bad example since the superior court was looking for vindication for its earlier erroneous judgment. He reminded that it is injustice and a bad example that shouldn’t be established as judgment handed for having residence permit (Iqama) hasn’t been accepted by people of Pakistan. “Had I been convicted under corruption or embezzlement charges, I wouldn’t raise the head out of shame. The residence permit didn’t exist in the law of the country and the judges had to seek support from the ‘Black Law Dictionary.’ A salary that was never received was made an asset,”
Nawaz said. He made it clear that no institution or individual other than the Parliament has the competence to amend the Constitution. Unfortunately, he said, the judiciary authorised a dictator to alter the Constitution although the court itself has no authority to bring about any change whatsoever in the Constitution. He said that a person who was wholeheartedly serving the country and its people as prime minister has been made to sit in the court like this.
Nawaz Sharif also had consultations with his legal team and told them that he has to visit his ailing spouse in London. He has to take a nurse with him for looking after her. Nawaz Sharif despite all odds was in upbeat

disposition and said in a lighter vein that he promised to end load-shedding of electricity in 2018 but he has fulfilled the promise a year earlier in 2017 that is a ‘departure’ from the commitment. “By the virtue of making it earlier by one year, I stand no more truthful (Sadiq) and Trustworthy (Ameen) since I didn’t accomplish it on the schedule that I announced earlier,” he said amid big laughter of the workers.
To a question about delay in the disqualification cases against Imran Khan and Jehangir Tareen of the PTI, without offering comment on the delay he said with a broad smile that “I shall be perhaps declared disqualified in those cases as well.” Nawaz, who came in the morning by a special plane from Lahore, returned in the evening by the same plane.

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