Former chief minister of Punjab Chaudhry Pervez Elahi on Thursday questioned the treatment given to the Sharif family while his party colleague, Yasmin Rashid, challenged Nawaz to contest elections from her constituency in Lahore.
Talking to the media, Elahi lamented that he gets rearrested while still securing bail in multiple cases.
The PTI president added that he has always respected institutions and the judiciary, while the Sharif family has regarded the judiciary and judges with contempt. He further said that despite affording appropriate respect to the judiciary, he has been embroiled in tough circumstances.
Referring to the PML-N supremo, Elahi said that the favoritism towards Nawaz Sharif is evident by the discriminatory justice and the alienation of one political party.
Pervez was produced at the district court by anti-corruption police for an extension to his physical remand in cases pertaining to the illegal recruitment in the Punjab assembly.
Yasmin challenges Nawaz
While attending proceedings at the anti-terrorism court (ATC), PTI’s former provincial minister Dr. Yasmin Rashid challenged the PML-N supremo, Nawaz Sharif, to contest elections against her.
Yasmin was produced in connection with the May 9 riots case.
The PTI leader accused Nawaz of being a ‘convict’ and claimed that PTI leaders are being pressurised to leave politics while Nawaz is being accorded protocol.
She also claimed that all the help possible is being given to the Sharif fam
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