Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is on a mission to take on the Pakistan Army and its stooge Imran Khan. And while Sharif has been indicted in lengthy court proceedings courtesy Imran Khan’s vendetta politics, it looks like the former premier has found a workaround to toy with the insipid and corrupt judiciary of Pakistan and consequently take on the entire establishment, whose power has been usurped by Pakistani Army and ISI.
According to media reports, Islamabad has been unable to reach Nawaz Sharif as arrest warrants issued by the court were deliberately not received by his representatives in London. As a result, Islamabad High Court on Wednesday summoned Sharif “through newspaper advertisements”. According to Geo TV the court ordered the advertisements to be posted in Dawn and Jang newspapers.
The court last month had issued non-bailable arrest warrants against Sharif during a hearing of his petition requesting exemption from appearing before the court. The three-time premier, his daughter Maryam and son-in-law Muhammad Safdar were convicted in the Avenfield properties case on July 6, 2018.
Sharif was also sentenced to seven years in the Al-Azizia Steel Mills case in December 2018. But Sharif was bailed out in both cases and also allowed to go to London for medical treatment in November last year.
Presently in London, Nawaz Sharif is on a spree exposing every possible dirty secret associated with Islamabad. Last month while addressing a Pakistani opposition parties conference via video link, Sharif disclosed that Pakistan was on the verge of getting blacklisted by the terror financing watchdog, Financial Action Task Force (FATF) because the Pakistani military leadership forced Islamabad to get “involved in external issues”.
The father-daughter duo of Nawaz and Maryam Sharif, working in tandem have launched a scathing attack on not just the Imran Khan-led puppet government in Islamabad, but also, to the surprise of many, an unflinching offensive against the Islamic country’s all-pervasive military establishment, which rules over all aspects of life of an average Pakistani.
The attack has come in the backdrop of the opposition parties uniting under one umbrella in the country to demand the immediate ouster of Imran Khan as the Prime Minister, who has the backing of GHQ Rawalpindi.
Sharif himself has started exposing some of his country’s dirtiest secrets. Reported earlier by TFI, Sharif had exposed how Pakistan had reverse-engineered a US Tomahawk cruise missile fired towards Afghanistan. The missile had landed in Balochistan and Islamabad used it to create its own Babur missile.
In the past, Nawaz Sharif has admitted the role of Pakistan in the dastardly Mumbai attacks and openly called out the perpetrators of the attack to have operated from Pakistani soil.
“Militant organisations are active. Call them non-state actors, should we allow them to cross the border and kill 150 people in Mumbai? Explain it to me. Why can’t we complete the trial?” the ex-PM had said in an interview to a Pakistan Daily.
Back then, Pakistan’s National Security Committee had hurriedly rejected his comments as a desperate attempt to save its face on the global map.
Nawaz Sharif, who was the prime minister during the Kargil war, has long maintained that he was not aware of what was happening when the conflict broke out in 1999. He says the then army chief General Pervez Musharraf had attacked Kargil without informing him. Thereby suggesting how he had been pushed to the back by the unholy nexus of Pakistan Army and ISI over the course of his tenure.
Sharif has finally found the spine to take on the Pakistani establishment at the fag end of his political career. He has been buoyed by the support of his daughter and several opposition political parties. Imran Khan is already facing the prospect of an army-coup, allegedly being engineered by Army Chief Qamar Javed Bajwa at the behest of Saudi Arabia. And therefore, the longer Sharif evades the Pakistani jail, the grimmer will be the chances of survival for Imran Khan and his minions. As for the Pakistani Army, it will once again lose its face if it goes ahead with the coup and strengthen the arguments made by the Sharif clan over the influence of the Army on the daily day-to-day life of Pakistan.