Nawaz Sharif sees 'grand political plot' behind accountability

10:14 AM | 8 Mar, 2018
Nawaz Sharif sees 'grand political plot' behind accountability
ISLAMABAD - Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday said that bogus cases were made against him as investigators failed to prove corruption charges against him in six months.

Talking to media outside the accountability court, the former premier said that all that is being done against him and his party was part of a grand political agenda.

He said that extension of two months, which were granted by the Supreme Court to the trial court to wrap up cases against the Sharif family, will be useless as no corruption had been made.

He added not a single case was proved against him in the six months, a deadline set by the apex court to settle the NAB references against Nawaz Sharif, his children - Maryam, Hasan and Hussain Nawaz - and son-in-law Captain (retd) Safdar.

Slamming NAB in veil reference, Nawaz Sharif said two months were enough to prove corruption charges against anyone if there was evidence.

He said that people who played the role to disqualify the prime minister on fake cases should be held answerable, adding that lies did not have a base.

He came down hard on Panamagate JIT head Wajid Zia, adding that the report did not entail any evidence against him.

The former prime minister said that prosecution witnesses' testimony went in his favour, adding that forensic expert Robert Hadley's statement as witness was also in his favour.

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"We want to appoint a democrat-lover and strong person as next Senate chairman," he said, adding that the PML-N and its allies were in favour of Raza Rabbani to be appointed as Senate chairman.

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He said that the Pakistan People Party (PPP) did not agree with Rabbani's name, adding, "We will now select our own Senate chairman".

Horse-trading should be ended, the former PM said, adding that Rabbani's name was selected to end this menace.