LAHORE   -  Provincial Minister for Law, Parliamentary Affairs and Social Welfare Raja Basharat criticized the PML-N in the Punjab Assembly session Friday, saying that not only this House but the entire government is a witness that when the Panama case came up, it was Nawaz Sharif’s government.  Your government was in power when decisions were made against you and you were disqualified. If you have been abused, you are to blame yourself. He further said that Shahid Khaqan Abbasi continued to enjoy the post of Prime Minister for a year, why he could not bring justice to his leader. He challenged the Opposition to disprove the allegations made by an anchor of a private TV channel in his programme. Responding to the outcry over Shehbaz Sharif’s arrest, the Law Minister said that Shehbaz Sharif himself withdrew his pre-arrest bail application, surrendered before the court and was then arrested by the NAB.  Does it involve the government?  

He called on the Opposition to come up with a unanimous resolution in which the Armed Forces would be paid tribute for their sacrifices and remarkable services.  

He clarified that the judiciary and the Armed Forces of Pakistan had nothing to do with politics. 

“What our leader Imran Khan has repeatedly called you a thief has also proved that you are a thief.”  

Raja Basharat said that it is also our duty to find out the reasons when we talk about inflation. “ Isn’t  a fact that Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi left the province with a surplus of Rs 100 billion while our government inherited a bounce cheque of Rs 50 billion. We also repaid your debts and pulled the economy out of the ICU.  

Let’s respect institutions, whether it is the Army or the judiciary, respect them, that is the honor of us and the country., “he added.