LAHORE – PML-N President Nawaz Sharif has said that in order to establish independence of judiciary, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani must be removed after the apex court verdict.
He said that a person convicted by the Supreme Court of country in contempt of court is still a prime minister and if this gang was not removed from corridors of power, the independent judiciary will be of no use.
Through a statement on the occasion of May 12, when five years ago bloodbath was created in Karachi to prevent the visit of Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry to Karachi bar, Nawaz said that target killings and terrorism in Karachi would have been averted had the elements responsible for Karachi tragedy of May 12, 2007 been taken to task.
However, he expressed the hope that time will certainly come when the culprits and the secret hands involved in carnage of May 12, will be awarded due punishment.
He said the bloodshed committed five years ago for stopping the entry of CJ Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry in Karachi is no doubt a black chapter of our history. He said that CJP was detained for the whole day at the Airport in Karachi on that day when the roads were closed through containers.
He said that the bullets were fired on the lawyers, political workers and people who came out to welcome CJP and 50 innocent persons were killed while scores others received injuries.
Referring to former President Pervez Musharraf, Nawaz said that the dictator on the same night of terrorism, which took place under the patronage of the government, termed the bloodbath a demonstration of power in his favour by waving his fist.
He said that Sindh High Court took sou moto notice of the carnage and when it proceeded with the hearing, workers of the party responsible of this tragedy besieged the court.
Nawaz Sharif said that judiciary was restored through power of the masses but defiance of decisions of judiciary and the process of ridiculing its orders is continuing.