Rejection of SC ruling will dent investors’ trust: Imran

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The former prime minister and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan has warned that foreign investors may be getting a troubling message after the Pakistani government’s decision not to accept the Supreme Court’s decision in the Punjab polls delayed the case. Khan’s comments came after the federal government demanded that Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Umar Ata Bandial step down, claiming that his position had become “controversial” after Justice Athar Minallah’s note in the case.

Khan took to Twitter to express his concerns over the situation, warning that investors may lack confidence in a country’s judicial system if the government disregards court orders. He said, “Investors need the security of contracts & that means faith in the judicial system. What confidence can they have when govt itself casts aside SC orders? This happens in a banana republic.”

The PTI chief also claimed that the sedition cases filed against him and the imprisonment of senior party leader Ali Amin Gandapur are attempts to undermine their party’s ability to contest elections. He alleged that this was part of a “London Plan” in which Nawaz Sharif was assured that PTI would be crushed before elections through fake cases and imprisonment of its leadership. Imran has been pushing for assembly elections in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provinces as part of a campaign to force an early general election. Staff Report