Nawaz Sharif’s sins 

His supposed crime was his commitment to adhering to the Supreme Court's decision after taking office in 2013

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Nowadays, PTI Chairman Imran often cites the 180 cases registered against him in different places. Well, his cases are ongoing and courts would decide them on merit.

In this space, today I am going to discuss the “crimes” against Nawaz Sharif.

When Nawaz Sharif assumed the role of prime Minister for the third time in 2013, he made a plan to uphold a Supreme Court decision concerning the violation of the Constitution, which involved the trial of former dictator Pervez Musharraf under Article 6.

Following the Supreme Court’s order became Nawaz Sharif’s “sin” that led to his disqualification from the prime ministership and initiated the Panama scheme against him.

No one much talks about Nawaz Sharif’s putting Pervez Musharraf to trail. Did he really commit a sin?

His supposed crime was his commitment to adhering to the Supreme Court’s decision after taking office in 2013. However, this decision drew opposition from various quarters, determined to undermine Nawaz Sharif’s government.

Several elements were pitched to undermine Nawaz Shaif’s efforts.

One such tactics included the infamous “35 punctures”, followed by controversies surrounding four constituencies. Then the tragic event at Model Town happened.

When these incidents could not shake Nawaz Sharif’s popularity, elements started asking for Nawaz Sharif’s resignation.

Despite facing increasing pressure to resign, Nawaz Sharif stood resolute, refusing to back down. Nevertheless, the agenda to remove him persisted. During Chinese President Xi Jinping’s historic visit to Pakistan, the nation experienced a period of relative peace and economic progress, with China expressing satisfaction in working with Nawaz Sharif.

However, those seeking to expel Nawaz Sharif were undeterred, and the Panama Papers leak brought global attention.

In light of the Panama Papers scandal, more than 400 people/companies from Pakistan were implicated, yet Nawaz Sharif and his family faced heightened scrutiny. The Supreme Court remained silent on Article 6 against Musharraf, but it disqualified Nawaz Sharif.

Today, the political landscape still revolves around Nawaz Sharif.

Ask anyone who is the most powerful person in Pakistan, and their answer is: Nawaz Sharif.

As the talk of general elections reverberates throughout the country, the politics of Pakistan once again revolves around Nawaz Sharif. There is growing skepticism regarding the judges who announced ruling against Nawaz Sharif, as some of his colleagues now question the decisions of the Panama case, citing potential violations of the constitution and the law.

In the midst of all this, Nawaz Sharif turned to a higher power, leaving his case in the hands of God and the public, and the truth was unveiled, exposing all the characters involved. Despite the challenges, his voters still place their trust in Nawaz Sharif. His leadership in the upcoming election campaign is believed to be crucial for the success of the party, as he is seen as the alternative to lead PML-N towards victory.

In Punjab, the influence of Nawaz Sharif remains strong, and voting in his name continues to be significant for the party. Without his presence, many top leaders of PML-N may face difficulty in their election campaigns. As Nawaz Sharif prepares to return to the political arena after avoiding a tour, the country anticipates a pivotal phase in its political landscape.

Overall, the events surrounding Nawaz Sharif’s tenure as prime minister have had a profound impact on Pakistani politics, and his influence remains significant. The upcoming elections are expected to reflect the enduring legacy and popularity of Nawaz Sharif.

The Panama Papers mentioned more than 400 from Pakistan, yet only Nawaz Sharif and his family were subject to investigation. In contrast, while Article 6 was initiated against Musharraf, the same court disqualified Nawaz Sharif over the Panama issue.

The people of Pakistan are well aware of these characters and the attempts to tarnish Nawaz Sharif’s reputation, which, ironically, led to the downfall of their own reputations.