After filing references against Prime Minister Imran Khan and Faiusal Vawada, now Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leaders on Friday (Dec 21) criticized the ongoing arrests of political leaders and speculations regarding the arrests of PPP co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur in fake bank accounts case.
Senior PPP leader Khursheed Shah while speaking to the media following Zardari and Talpur’s bail hearing said, media trials should be stopped. “Media trials are unfortunate and shape the perspective of people,” he lamented. “Media trials take over judicial trials and Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has become a silent spectator,” he added. “The joint investigation team (JIT) has no evidence against the former president and his sister and false information is being spread. This is nothing new for PPP and neither you nor we have seen the JIT report.”
“Our media trial is being conducted and JIT report is leaked every now and then,” the PPP leader further said. “Media trials are conducted before judicial trials and despite court orders sub-judice matters are discussed,” Shah said. “We have experienced individuals and dictators and seen all judges from the time of Justice Munir to Justice Saqib Nisar. We have seen good and bad court decisions and even seen Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry who allowed a dictator to make an amendment in the Constitution,” the PPP leader asserted.
Further, PPP leader Rehman Malik commented that “Fake cases against PPP leaders is nothing new,” he said while urging that media trial of party leadership needs to stop. “Till the investigation against Zardari and Talpur is not complete the allegations levelled against them are just allegations and the case should not be discussed till it is in court,” Malik added.
Nisar Khuhro also spoke to media persons outside the banking court and said, “We respect courts and come here with the hope that justice is served.” “Zardari and Talpur are on bail and a negative propaganda should not be spread, case hearings are a routine matter,” Khuhro said.
A banking court on Friday (Dec 21) has extended the interim pre-arrest bail of former president, PPP co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur till January 7 in an ongoing money laundering case.
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17 November, 2019