Nawaz, Maryam fail to appear in accountability court for hearing corruption case

Nawaz, Maryam fail to appear in accountability court for hearing corruption case

ISLAMABAD: Accountability court on Thursday has granted exemption to ex-prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz for one-day as they fail to reach Islamabad due to bad weather.
During the hearing headed by Justice Mohammad Bashir, Defence lawyer Khawaja Harris told the court about the absence of his clients over which, the judge granted them exemption from the proceedings.
However, son-in-law of Nawaz Sharif, Captain (r) Safdar appeared in the court.
Khawaja Harris will continue cross-examination of head of Panama Joint Investigation Team (JIT) Wajid Zia’s statement.
Earlier, Nawaz had demanded live coverage of the court proceedings so that the people may know the reality.“Those who do not know me should know that I am not the one who would retreat,” he said and added he would fight injustices against him. “I will not desist from principles,” he added.
Nawaz went on to say that he has served the country as much as he could for 30 years. “We have made Pakistan a nuclear state, eradicated loadshedding and construted roads,” he added.
The PML-N leader said that Pakistan is the property of 22 billion people, adding that they cannot allow anyone’s monoply. “Neither we will let anyone do injustice with Pakistan nor we would allow anyone to trample the vote,” he added.

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