The thing is, Nawaz is not exactly the champion of democracy people think him to be. He is a politician who takes his stance as per his convenience. He signs charter of democracy with Benazir Bhutto, but then sleeps with the devil himself to file memo-gate. He has done this before. stood up for democracy and then stab it in the back. He had the chance to become a hero multiple-times, but caved because he is a politician of convenience. Cases
1. He could have stood up for democracy by not filing memo-gate.
2. He could have stood up for democracy by not caving in dawn-leaks and sacking three of his loyalists i.e. Pervez Rashid et el.
3. He could have stood up for democracy by not sacking Zahid Hamid and exposed the institutions then. He caved and sacked his law minister.
4. He could have stood up for democracy by not allowing a safe passage to Pervez Musharraf, instead caved and allowed the safe passage.
Do you want me to go on.
His assumed position for democracy is not exactly his position on democracy. It’s the position he is taking for his political relevance. Again it is a position for political survival. A position he is taking for his legacy. A position he is taking for his daughter’s political relevance. If anybody thinks otherwise suffers from selective amnesia.
Now lets talk about the judgement in question.
He was disqualified under 61/62. He had the chance to amend that when PPP proposed changing it, and pass it alongside 18th amendment but he refused.You know the reason why he refused? because it was promulgated by Zia. You can verify that.
He is punished under NAB ordinance 2002. What is NAB Ordinance 2002, its an extension of Ehtasab Act 1997 (An act promulgated by Nawaz Sharif himself), The extension being the discretionary power given to the NAB. The ehtasab act 1997 adds politicians to the definition of public office holders but omits judges and generals. He had the chance to become the hero again when Farhat-Ullah Babar proposed an Amendment to include judges and generals in the definition of public office holders back in 2009/2010, but he caved again and the bill is still in NA waiting to be passed.
So what champion of democracy? Please have a slightly longer memory than 3 months.