The challenge before Pakistan

Mr Nawaz Sharif, the former Prime Minister of Pakistan, addressed a Press conference in Punjab House, Islamabad on 23 May 2018 and said that the establishment (meaning Army and ISI) removed him from his post through judicial dexterity because he did not obsequiously follow their orders regarding the trial of General Parvez Musharraf. In the past he has used terms such as “umpire” and “Khalai Makhlook” (aliens) for the Establishment.

Nawaz has faced problems since the leakage of the Panama papers in April 2016; he has since been badgered by the Army and ISI (Inter Services Intelligence). He had to face the Supreme Court and Joint Investigation Team (JIT) which ultimately found him guilty. The Supreme Court in its Judgment on 28 July 2017 declared him to be neither Sadiq (Truthful) nor Amin (Honest). His trial continues in a special court in Islamabad and the judgment is likely to be announced

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