Nawaz Sharif says no fear as my conscience is clear
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif has that he is not fearful as he did nothing wrong.
Talking to party leaders and lawyers during consultation at a farmhouse on Monday, he said that he is fully hopeful of getting justice. “My conscience is clear,” he added.
“We will use the legal options in comparison with the court verdict,” he said.
The former premier said that the present government had sabotaged the journey towards progress and Pakistan had once again been derailed.
Nawaz Sharif arrived from Lahore to Islamabad early Sunday and then met his younger brother and Leader of the Opposition Shahbaz Sharif at Ministers’ Enclave.
In September 2017, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) filed three references against Nawaz Sharif – regarding Avenfield Properties, Al-Azizia, and Flagship Investment – on the Supreme Court’s directives in the landmark Panamagate verdict last year which deseated Nawaz as the prime minister.
On July 6, accountability judge Mohammad Bashir handed down convictions to Nawaz, Maryam, and son-in-law Capt Mohammad Safdar (retd) in the Avenfield Properties reference and jailed them for 10 years, seven years and one year respectively. But on Sept 19, the Islamabad High Court granted them bail after suspending the sentence. NAB’s appeal against the suspension of the sentence remains pending before the top court.
The other two references concern the setting up of the Al-Azizia and Hill Metal Establishment in Saudi Arabia, and Flagship Investment in the UK. The accountability court has charged Nawaz in both references under Section 9(a)(v) of the National Accountability Ordinance, 1999.