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Revengeful accountability damaging Pakistan: Nawaz Sharif

07 December, 2017

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LONDON: Ousted premier and president of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Nawaz Sharif, while lashing out at the NAB references against him, said that the revengeful accountability was damaging Pakistan.

Nawaz, who reached London along with his daughter Maryam Nawaz, told reporters at the airport that those who validated martial law committed bigger crime. “Will those persons be made accountable?” he questioned.

“References are being made against me and my children … I do not admit these references at all,” the former premier said. “They are based on victimisation and meant for spreading unrest in the country.”

“A dictator grabs a prime minister in Pakistan, while a judge also does the same,” he lamented, adding, “I do not accept this accountability.”

“Are courts only made to justify martial laws?” Nawaz questioned, asserting, “This too is a crime and there would be accountability for this as well.”

Nawaz said that sit-ins have become a tradition in the country now. He said that the person who ended electricity load shedding from the country has been disqualified.

The former prime minister said that democracy in Pakistan was being ridiculed for the past 70 years and questioned that why only the prime ministers are ousted from power. Commenting on Justice Baqar Najafi commission report on Model Town tragedy, Nawaz demanded that all commission reports should be made public now. He said that the reports by all past commissions formed in the country, including the Hamoodur Rehman commission, should be made public. The ex-premier further said that decision by five judges has devastated and destabilised the country.

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