RAWALPINDI: Awami Muslim League (AML) chief Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed slammed on Tuesday former prime minister Nawaz Sharif for appearing before an accountability court under an extensive protocol, saying it is unfortunate that a disqualified person travels in cavalcade of 40 vehicles.
Speaking to ARY News, he accused the Sharif family members of resorting to delaying tactics to prolong their trial in corruption cases filed against them by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB).
Rasheed said he anticipates important court verdicts against Sharifs in two cases relating to the Model Town incident and Nawaz Sharif’s election as the Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) president before the end of December. These decisions would impact the result of upcoming general elections, he predicted.
He said Pakistan’s political situation has come to a critical juncture.
The AML chief further said the Sharif family has lost its case, because neither Nawaz Sharif nor his daughter Maryam Nawaz had anything to produce in their defense in the court.
Supporting the PTI’s demand for snap elections, he said decision to hold early elections should be taken at the earliest.
Earlier, Rasheed had said the Sharif was desperate for a deal like National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) to go scot free, but they won’t get such deal.