NAB law should be abolished during interim setup: Nawaz Sharif


ISLAMABAD: The former prime minister Nawaz Sharif has said that National Accountability Bureau (NAB) was targeting the supporters of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) adding that the anti-graft body has turned into an institution of harassment.
Talking to media in accountability court on Friday morning, Nawaz Sharif said NAB law should be abolished during the tenure of the coming interim setup for it was filing baseless cases against PML-N leaders before the general elections.
The ousted prime minister added that he would call on the incumbent Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi to advise him for passing a law to abort the NAB law during interim setup.
Nawaz Sharif added that there should be equal opportunities for the all the political forces in the coming general elections.
He; however, said that the nation should reject politicians who change parties under pressure and for personal interests.
The former premier demanded of the Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP), Justice Saqib Nisar to take suo motu notice of the alleged horse-trading in recently held Senate elections and change of government in Balochistan.
He asked as to how the Senate Chairman was elected and added that votes were sold and purchased but no one took action against this malpractice.
Irman Khan confessed to his crime but no action was taken against him, said the ex-premier and said that he was ousted for not receiving salary from son.
“The nation will come out on my call whether I am in [jail] or out”, Nawaz Sharif said adding that a call is made when there is need for it.
He expressed the confidence that the entire nation would return his call positively.
Nawaz Sharif said that they fully endorsed the statement of CJP in which he said that there was no room for judicial martial in the Constitution.


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