Nawaz Sharif press conference .;

ISLAMABAD () – Addressing a press conference at Punjab House in Islamabad, ex-prime minister Nawaz Sharif strongly condemned torture of his guards on Dunya News reporter Amir Saeed Abbasi and said he believes in freedom of media.

Ex-PM said he had to leave for London due to illness of his wife Begum Kulsoom Nawaz, who has recently won NA-120 seat that fell vacant due to his disqualification.

He said he had to bear exile and legal procedures because of the baseless allegations hurled by those who do politics of lies, adding that he had ignored all threats for the people of Pakistan.

Sharif said he was disqualified on Iqama as the court didn’t find any corruption evidence against him in Panama Leaks case. Is this justice? Is this supremacy of law, he asked.

The ex-premier said Panama Joint Investigation Team was made mysteriously and that the court took control of National Accountability Bureau (NAB).

I was also deprived of my right to appeal and forced to continue fighting cases based on lies and fake allegations, he continued.

He said that people had announced their verdict by voting for PML-N in NA-120. He further asked to run the country on the guidelines mentioned in the Constitutions.

Former Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar was also present on the occasion.

Earlier today, Nawaz Sharif appeared in accountability court for a short period after which he was granted permission to leave to attend ailing wife.

During the proceeding that was started after a 10-minute break, the court issued bailable arrest warrants Nawaz Sharif’s children Hassan, Hussain and Maryam Nawaz along with his son-in-law Captain (r) Safdar over failing to appear in National Accountability Bureau (NAB) references.

The accused were directed to submit surety bonds of Rs1 million each. The court also announced to indict ex-premier on October 2 in the cases pertaining to London flats and Azizia Steel Mills against the Sharif family.

The court also announced to indict ex-premier on October 2 in the cases pertaining to London flats and Azizia Steel Mills against the Sharif family.

The lawyer also asked the court to allow his client to skip personal appearance in the court as he needs to take care of his wife in London. The court refused by saying that he has to first appear on the day of indictment and the matter of exempting personal appearance will be deiced later on.

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