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Embattled Nawaz Sharif questions impartiality of courts

ISLAMABAD: Continuing with his criticism of the judiciary in the wake of his disqualification at the hands of the Supreme Court, former prime minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday once again took aim at courts, accusing them of double-standards.

When asked to comment on Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan having been granted bail in four cases registered against him during 2014 sit-in, he replied, “courts have double standards.”

During his interaction with reporters on the premises of the accountability court in Islamabad during his appearance today, Sharif said they were fighting the double-standards and their struggle would reach its logical conclusion.

Referring to the Supreme Court’s decision rejecting his review petitions against the July 28 verdict, he said it was not a judgment, but a message to the accountability court that he should be punished at all costs.

The court was being made to punish him, Sharif claimed.

He further said the judges used the words, which his opponents had been using against him. A plane hijacking case was instituted against him in 1999, everything was being repeated against him, he added.

Earlier in the day, Sharif along with his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law retired captain Muhammad Safdar appeared before the court to stand trial in the corruption cases filed against them by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB).



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