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Courts should not decide the fate of politicians

Karachi (Monitoring Desk): Federal Minister for Railways Khawaja Saad Rafique has said that courts should not decide the fate of politicians. He was referring to the disqualification of PTI secretary general Jahangir Khan.

The PML-N leader said they accept the supremacy of the law. However, he added, the country cannot move forward without democracy, the spirit of which is public opinion.

Democracy should be fostered for the sake of the country, he said, adding that conspiracies against the system should be put to an end.

The railway minister questioned why the authority of those who come to power after getting votes is not accepted. Every prime minister is criticised and ousted, he added.

The apex court disqualified the PTI leader under Article 62(1)(f) because of his blatant misstatement regarding the ownership of the Hyde House property and failure to declare it in his nomination papers. The court verdict stated that Tareen was infact “the actual, true, real and beneficial owner of the said property”.

However, the apex court ruled in favour of PTI Chairperson Imran Khan.

The three-member bench had reserved the verdict in the disqualification petition against the two PTI leaders on November 14.