Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan while addressing a press conference on Tuesday said that Pakistan has won today. He appreciated the call of Imran Khan to pivot the lock down of Islamabad on 2nd November. “Today Pakistan has won, Pakistan’s win is in peace, democracy, rule of law and reliance on our institutions.” Nisar said.
Chaudhry Nisar expressed regret for the inconvenience suffered since last week by the people of Rawalpindi, Islamabad and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The interior minister, responding to PTI leaders’ claims that the government had isolated the people of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa by blocking off the motorway between Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Islamabad, said it was incorrect to claim the people of the province were unfairly targeted.
Earlier Imran Khan in a press conference outside his residence at Bani Gala said that tomorrow there will be a thanksgiving, peaceful protest in Islamabad, as Khan pivoted the call for lockdown. “I am delighted that the investigation into Nawaz Sharif’s alleged corruption will begin day after tomorrow.” Khan said.
Khan was referring to the Supreme Court’s decision taken early today, The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked both the Pakistan Muslim League and Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf to submit their Terms of Reference (ToRs) on the formation of a commission to probe the Panama Papers leaks. The court said that if both parties do not form a consensus on ToRs, the court itself will decide the terms. It said that the commission will hold powers equal to the Supreme Court. Court adjourned the hearing to November 3.
A five-judge apex court bench comprising Chief Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali, Justice Asif Saeed Khosa, Justice Amir Hani Muslim, Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed and Justice Ijazul Hassan heard the case just a day ahead of Islamabad’s anticipated lockdown by the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf.