On 21st February 2018 Supreme Court of Pakistan gave its verdict against Mian Nawaz Sharif once again and banned him from becoming president of Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz). Once again PMLN leaders and spokespersons have started targeting the Supreme Court and are claiming that decisions against Nawaz Sharif are biased and unjust.
My memory is not very good as I forget dates however I never forget important issues and realities. Two years back I used to say that the Supreme Court had never issued a single decision against Sharif Family or PMLN in the previous 10-12 years. Remember that in Musharraf’s case Sindh High Court had declared Nawaz and Shahbaz guilty of high jacking the plane. Interesting fact is that Sharif’s did not appeal against this decision in the Supreme Court and signed a deal with Musharraf and fled to Jeddah. When they returned back in 2007 and later became parliamentarians once again, they appealed in the Supreme Court and the judges declared them innocent.
During the chief minister ship of Shahbaz Sharif whenever Lahore High Court gave any decision against a government project or decision they appealed in the Supreme Court and got decision in their favour. On this Pakistan People’s Party always raised their voice and objected that the courts had double standards of justice for Punjab and Sindh. This situation remained the same until the Supreme Court disqualified the sitting Prime Minister Mian Nawaz Sharif in July 2017. This was a big jolt for Nawaz Sharif and his party. They had never expected such decision. PMLN government made a change to the constitution that allowed a disqualified person to still lead his/her political party. However this time Supreme Court heard to the petitions filed against this change of act and declared it void.
This verdict is an eye opener for all political leaders that now the courts will give their decisions on merit without any influence, which is good for Pakistan.
On the other side, PTI lost their national assembly seat in Lodhran after PMLN candidate beat Ali Tareen Khan in the bye election. This is a big jolt for the party and its workers. PMLN candidate was a poor man who got maximum votes. Shahbaz Sharif has recently done lot of development and welfare projects in Lodhran due to which public decided to vote for their candidate.
PTI needs to focus on their mistakes in Lodhran bye election and must start contacting general public from door to door. In Karachi and Urban Sindh, MQM are losing their control after the intraparty conflicts. This is the best time for PTI to target Karachi, Haiderabad and Sukker, because PTI is very popular in these cities. If they do not work hard now, PPP will get control of these areas and in the next election PTI will not be able to make government.
Imran Khan should immediately put emergency in the party and order all PTI members to focus on general public in their areas and convey party’s policies to them for making a better Pakistan in case they get chance of making next government. He himself should target Karachi and Urban Sindh to win seats from there. This is the last chance for Imran Khan to lead Pakistan as he is 65 already. Our sleeping nation must be taught about the better lifestyle and PTI is the only political party that has will and vision for turning Pakistan into a dream land.