Courts should also bring back dictator: Kirmani

ISLAMABAD: Advisor to the Prime Minister on Political Affairs Syed Asif Kirmani on Tuesday said, it is tradition of the country that political leaders appear before the courts to uphold norms of justice.

Talking to media, he said, “Political leaders have their roots in masses and appear before the court in respect of law and constitution. But, courts should also bring back the dictator and absconder dictator”.

When Kirmani was asked why Pervaiz Musharraf was not being summoned by the courts, he said, the nation knows that dictators always flee the countries and political leaders remain among the masses and face the court as former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif did today.

Answering a question about appearance of Nawaz Sharif’s children, he said, the court has been informed that wife of Nawaz Sharif was ill and undergoing surgeries. Therefore, the children were with their mother to take care.

He said Nawaz Sharif would address a press conference at 1500 hours and the time has been changed due to arrival of different political leaders who are scheduled to meet Sharif.

“Number of political leaders are coming to meet Nawaz Sharif and express solidarity that made us to extend time for the press conference,” he added.

When an incident of manhandling a journalist was brought to his notice, Kirmani condemned the incident and assured the journalists to probe the matter.

Answering a question if Nawaz Sharif had any plans to go back to London he said he was not aware of any such plan.