Former interior minister and founder of Awami Muslim League, Sheikh Rashid Ahmad has hoped that the Supreme Court will restore the 150 corruption references against the rulers after the annulment of amendments made to the NAB laws, besides saying that he will go to the high court to challenge the appointment of 70 ministers which is against the constitution.

Under the newly amended NAB laws, the accountability courts have started sending back corruption references to the anti-graft watchdog. 

The accountability courts have recently sent back several references, including the one against Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and his son Hamza Shehbaz (Ramzan Sugar Mills) and former premiers Yousaf Raza Gilani (USF) and Raja Pervaiz Ashraf (rental power projects), to the NAB chairman, citing the amended legislation.

In his tweet posted on Sunday, Sh Rashid wrote: “God willing, the Supreme Court will restore the return of 150 corruption references against the rulers. The NAB amendments will be declared null and void and 10 million overseas Pakistanis will get the right to vote. The number of 70 ministers is against the constitution. I will go to the High Court against it. The economic crisis has become very serious. 

“The PDM has drowned the nation in the sea of inflation, all records of inflation have been broken. For the last three days, the government has not been allowed to decrease the POL prices owing to pressure being exerted by petrol mafia. Reconciliation or resistance is going to be decided. Ministers cannot go to their constituencies. Bilawal comes to Pakistan as a guest actor and does not go to office. Twenty-one ministers are without any portfolio.”