KARACHI - Sindh Information Minister Sharjeel Inam Memon has said that every democratic government in Pakistan was ousted on the charges of corruption.

He said the PPP was silent and subduing its feelings due to party policy. “Once I am permitted by the party, I will then speak out whether the court decision is right or not.”

Addressing an emergent press conference at Sindh Secretariat here on Thursday, the provincial information minister said whosoever elected from Pakistan Peoples Party, the next Prime Minister of the country will also not violate the constitution as ex-premier Yusuf Raza Gilani also protected it.

Sharjeel claimed had the Supreme Court verdict come against Nawaz Sharif if he was the premier, PML-N would have torched and ransacked the courts as they did in the past.

He stated this in response to a query whether the next premier will write letter to Swiss authorities about the corruption money. He said certain elements tried to give an impression that judiciary and government were on the collision course. He said it seemed that Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz chief Nawaz Sharif already knew the Supreme Court decision before it was pronounced.

He told that the reason behind not demonstrating a reaction against the SC verdict was mainly that PPP did not want to create anarchy in the country.

He alleged that Nawaz Sharif was now trying to muster support from some MNAs and commit floor-crossing.

“I will challenge his agreement in the court, he signed with the then President General (r) Pervez Musharraf, for escaping the country if my party allows me. All cases including corruption and money laundering against Nawaz Sharif were still pending in the court,” he added. He said the PPP was only answerable to the people of Pakistan, not to a 17-people group who had now emerged as a new power corner.

Sharjeel said he would leave politics if Nawaz Sharif sworn in the Holy Quran that he did not do any corruption.

The information minister said Nawaz was responsible for existing power crisis in the country as he ended the projects of Thar Coal and Keti Bandar during his tenure.

Meanwhile, Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah has expressed sorrow and grief over the demise of former provincial minister Syed Umeed Ali Shah.

The deceased was elder brother of Provincial Minister, Syed Ali Nawaz Shah Rizvi.

The Chief Minister sympathised with Syed Ali Nawaz Shah Rizvi and other members of the bereaved family.

He also recounted the services of late Umeed Ali Shah for the betterment of the people especially for those of District Tano Allahyar.

Qaim also prayed for the rest of the departed soul in eternal peace and grant courage and fortitude to the bereaved family to bear this irreparable loss.

Chief Minister Sindh’s Special Assistants Rashid Rabbani and Waqar Mehdi have also condoled the demise of Syed Umeed Ali Shah.