A first information report (FIR) has been registered against former prime minister Nawaz Sharif pertaining to criminal conspiracy for the “provocative speeches” he made in London to “defame Pakistan’s institutions”, it emerged on Monday.
The First Information Report (FIR) registered against Nawaz on October 1 was lodged by a citizen in the Shahdra Police Station’s jurisdiction. The case was registered under the provisions of the Pakistan Penal Code for criminal conspiracy against the PML-N chief and other leaders.
The citizen in the FIR claimed that Nawaz, in his speeches, wanted to divert the attention of Indian forces’ atrocities in occupied Kashmir and India’s occupation of the territory.
“Nawaz Sharif’s speech was aimed to indirectly benefit his friend Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi,” stated the FIR. It also alleged that the former prime minister’s speeches defamed Pakistan’s high courts and armed forces in front of the international community.
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Nawaz on Thursday called out the incumbent government for what he termed its “dual standards of accountability”, saying that he can “no longer remain quiet” on the matter.
He was addressing a PML-N central working committee meeting via a video link from London.
“Nawaz Sharif is not made of the kind of stuff that can stand remaining quiet on dual standards of accountability,” he said, adding that “no one should try to silence him”.
He said that although Prime Minister Imran Khan “is to blame” for the country’s current state, “it is those who brought him into power who are truly responsible”.
“They will have to answer,” Nawaz had said.