ISLAMABAD: State Minister for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb Thursday said that denial of seven-day exemption to Nawaz Sharif and Maryam Nawaz by an accountability court was a negation of fundamental rights.
The minister made these remarks while talking to the media at the Ladies Gala organised by the Parks and Horticulture Authority at Nawaz Sharif Park in Rawalpindi. She was responding to an accountability court’s verdict wherein Nawaz and Maryam’s plea for exemption from appearing before the court was dismissed. Marriyum said that Nawaz Sharif was waging a war for the sanctity of vote and the court’s decision would strengthen his resolve to uphold the truth.
The minister said that on the one hand a dictator, who had violated the constitution, was sent out of the country on the pretext of back-ache and on the other hand a thrice-elected prime minister was not being allowed to visit his ailing wife.
She said that Nawaz was subjected to revenge for serving the masses and added that he was being victimised for upholding the sanctity of vote. She said that even after completion of a trial of six months no proof of corruption has been unearthed against Nawaz.