An accountability court on Wednesday concluded its final arguments in the Flagship reference against Nawaz and reserved the verdicts in the remaining two corruption references against former prime minister Nawaz Sharif. The court reportedly will announce its verdicts in Flagship Investment and Al-Azizia references against the Sharif family on Monday, December 24.
Accountability Court II Judge Arshad Malik in his remarks said that the court rejected Nawaz’s request for more time in the case, as NAB had expressed reservation that granting more time could delay the cases.
Pointing out government’s achievements, Nawaz said he served the public for 35 years and “I never misused my powers. I served the nation and the public with true dedication”. “[We] eliminated terrorism, inflation from the country, revived the economy, made Pakistan a nuclear power.” “This is my last appearance before the court,” Nawaz told the media after his court appearance. It’s a very painful process for me, he said, of his court trial. “I have been serving the nation for more than 35 years. I have served as chief minister of Punjab twice and have been the prime minister three times,” he said. “In all this time I have served the province, people and the nation with utter honesty and good intentions,” he said.
The trial against the Sharif family commenced on September 14, 2017.
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17 November, 2019