PML-N leadership is known for being magnanimous to its benefactors. The only point that needs to be taken care of by the benefactor is that the beneficiary should only be the Sharif Family. Justice Rafiq Tarar was gifted with the Presidency of Pakistan in 1997 for delivering the judges. Rafiq Tarar has remained loyal to the Sharif Brothers ever since and even helped them being bailed out to exile in Saudi Arabia. Getting them into exile was one thing, but the most important favor he could do was to pardon the Sharif Brothers, something which no NRO Judgment of our Azad Adliya could touch.
From the current lot, if PML-N was to reward there are many a candidate. It can be Shaheen Sehbai and Ansar Abbasi who can be future Information Ministers, Asif Ezdi and Tariq Fatmi as Foreign Ministers, but the cake would be taken by Justice Khwaja Sharif. Being a renowned loyalist to the Sharif Family, he is doing his best to protect the PML-N MPA’s and MNA’s against whom fake degree cases are pending, releasing convicted terrorists and more importantly playing the role of a partisan judge.
While speaking to Hafizabad Bar Association, Justice Khwaja Sharif has supported the notorious Rana Maqbool Ahmed saying that “agar PPP ko Rana Maqbool par aitraaz hay tau Punjab hukoomat say alag ho jaye”. This is the first ever I have heard a sitting judge make such exceptional suggestions. Question to Khwaja Sharif is why should elected representatives leave government in a province for a person who is tainted with both criminal and corruption charges? Where is the reconciliation? Cant the PML-N be a little more sympathetic to its coalition partner and get a notorious person like Rana Maqbool Ahmed appointed elsewhere. This is an ideal case of rubbing salt in your wounds by PML-N while Justice Khwaja Sharif, aap kay kya kehnay!