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No accused be allowed to dictate, Bilawal says on Nawaz’s plea to delay Avenfield verdict

SUKKER: In response to former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s plea to delay Avenfield corruption reference, Chairman Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Thursday said no accused should be allowed to dictate and this impression should not go that Nawaz was a victim, ARY News reported.

Nawaz and his daughter Maryam Nawaz’s counsel Zafir Khan has submitted a request to the accountability court stating that the former premier wanted to be present in the court when the verdict was read out.

Accountability court Islamabad has fixed for hearing tomorrow the petitions seeking postponement of Avenfield reference verdict. The court had reserved its judgment in the Avenfield reference on Tuesday declaring the verdict will be announced on Friday.

Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz are in London since June 14 to look after the ailing Kulsoom Nawaz.

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While, Bilawal has said, “The court verdict due to the timing should not give off an impression that Nawaz is a victim.”

Bilawal also said all the powers should leave final decision for elections on the masses. He said the puppet governments took dictation from somewhere else.

He said people had rejected those talking of division of Sindh. Taking a jibe at Grand Alliance of Sindh parties, he said the puppet alliance had not importance and those who orchestrated besieging his convoy in Lyari had failed in their bid.

“Such puppet alliances and parties have been abetted in every elections against the PPP,” he said.

The PPP chairman said he would fortify the parliament by coming into power. The issues could not be resolved without democracy, he said.

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