SC should take notice of ex-DG FIA’s allegations: Maryam Nawaz

ISLAMABAD: PML-N Vice President Maryam Nawaz demanded to set a judicial commission to probe the allegations by former director general Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Bashir Memon against the prime minister.

Memon had claimed that PM Imran Khan had pressurised him to file cases against Supreme Court Justice Qazi Faez Isa and other opposition leaders particularly form the PML-N in different cases.

“Never before in Pakistan’s history has a sitting prime minister been involved in such serious crimes,” she said while speaking to media, referring to former Memon’s allegations.

She quoted Memon’s remarks in which he alleged the prime minister had asked him to file cases against Nawaz Sharif and Maryam Nawaz. “

Maryam accused the prime minister of being involved in “political engineering”, adding that he was using the Prime Minister’s Office to threaten and pressurise heads of institutions to file fake cases against the opposition.

“The result is that Pakistan has been put to shame in front of the entire world,” she said. “You have turned into an epic failure on every front,” added the PML-N leader.

She said the situation of Pakistan was so dismal that countries were banning flights to and from the country but the prime minister was least concerned with these issues.

Maryam praised Justice Qazi Faez Isa, saying that he upheld the principles of truth and justice and will be the future chief justice. She said it was disgraceful that the government wanted to file fake cases against a sitting judge of the Supreme Court.

“The PML-N will not let go of this easily. This is a huge and very serious case. A conspiracy yhat took place over the past five years is hidden behind this case,” she said.

She said a conspiracy is being hatched over the PML-N which began with from the 2014 sit-in staged by the PTI and has been continuing on since then.

In response to a question, Maryam said she would continue to “fight Justice Qazi Faez Isa and Justice Shaukat Siddiqui’s battles” and had been doing so from the time when the media was not even allowed to speak on the matter.

Maryam said the government was against Justice Isa after the verdict he gave in the Faizabad case. She praised Justice Shaukat Siddiqui as well, wondering why the government was afraid of judges that were willing to uphold the truth.

The PML-N leader said the government was being exposed while it is in power. She warned the prime minister about the consequences when he leaves office.