Former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has stated that only the party president has the authority to defend the party’s position.
Abbasi, when asked about the PML-N’s future plan by a private television network on Saturday, deferred to the party president. He emphasised the need to clarify the party’s shift in narrative and the reasons for its shift in position.
Furthermore, Abbasi argued that the “theft of the 2018 elections” was to blame for the country’s current predicament, and that his party’s performance over the past 16 months will influence voters’ opinions of them.
As one candidate put it, “The voter asks us questions that we don’t have answers to, and definitely this will affect the elections.”
The former prime minister discussed General Javed Qamar Bajwa’s time as army leader and noted that Bajwa had developed a hybrid system.
All of his claims, including getting Imran Khan’s administration the necessary votes for the confidence motion, are documented.Bail for safetyThe party’s legal team has decided to apply for Nawaz’s protection bail before the Lahore High Court (LHC), only two days before his return to the country’s political landscape, in an effort to prevent his arrest and facilitate a seamless return to power.
The legal team has reportedly consulted extensively with Nawaz, Shehbaz, and Maryam, according to sources close to the situation.
The party’s leadership has unanimously approved a plan of action.
The defence team is confident that they will be granted a protective order from the highest court for a period of three to seven days. The security bond would bar law enforcement from attempting to apprehend Nawaz at the airport.
The defence team further claims that Nawaz stands to gain from the court’s decision because Maryam was exonerated in the same case in which he was convicted.
As a result, it is hoped that the ex-prime minister will be afforded complete legal immunity.
Nawaz will also hold a rally upon his return to Pakistan, and then submit to the court in Islamabad. If he turns himself in, the trial court probably won’t immediately label him a fugitive.
With the bail bond in place, Nawaz won’t have to report to jail as soon as he gets home. This will give him a breather before he has to deal with the legal actions that are sure to follow.