LAHORE: Former chief minister Punjab and PML-N president Shehbaz Sharif said on Saturday that the trial of terrorists is carried out in jails — in a reference to the sentence given to former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and Maryam Nawaz in Avenfield properties case.
The former CM was addressing a press conference in Lahore, where he asked the authorities to look through the ‘injustice of the decision’.
“I have heard Nawaz and Maryam’s trial will be held in Adiala jail, this is tantamount to disgracing sanctity of justice,” said the PML-N president.
The PML-N leader said that in 1999 when former military ruler Pervez Musharraf had made a plane hijacking case against Nawaz, even then the trial was not held in jail.
He said that taking a legal discourse, the PML-N will defend its leader and his daughter.
“Will soon give a call for peaceful protest in the country. Workers will protest wearing black armbands,” he said.
While referring to the father-daughter duo’s arrival on Friday, Shehbaz said that the people came out to welcome their leader Nawaz out of their own accord, adding that the leadership ‘had promised a peaceful rally’.
“Police used tear gas and baton-charged our workers in the rally,” said Shehbaz.
He said that a case was registered against the senior leadership of the party, adding that the clauses pertaining to ‘terrorism’ were also included in the petition.