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Shehbaz censured by decide for discussing politics in Lahore courtroom

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Shehbaz censured by judge for discussing politics in Lahore courtroom
  • Court docket tells Shehbaz Sharif to not focus on politics within the courtroom after he says there was “no corruption during out government”
  • Shehbaz Sharif thanks court docket for the order concerning his well being
  • Presents the much-touted report on corruption ready by German NGO Transparency Worldwide


LAHORE: An accountability court docket on Tuesday informed PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif to stay to arguments and statements associated to the money-laundering case in opposition to him and never focus on politics within the courtroom.

Shehbaz Sharif and his son, Hamza, had been offered within the court docket for the listening to after police escorted them underneath strict safety.

The PML-N chief approached the podium, in search of permission from the decide to talk — which was granted. He started by thanking the court docket for its orders pertaining to his well being and famous that his private doctor had been added to the medical board.

The previous chief minister of Punjab offered the much-touted report on corruption ready by German NGO Transparency Worldwide and addressed the decide, saying: “Look, there was no corruption during our government.”

The senior decide in response  informed Shehbaz to not waste his time and let him do his job. The PML-N president ought to converse to the media — a platform out there to him to discuss politics and different inner problems with Pakistan — and never focus on something within the court docket besides what was associated to the case, the decide remarked.

Shehbaz, nevertheless, continued, saying the PML-N authorities had “fixed this corruption but it is a pity that corruption has risen today”.

“Here is the report for individuals who maintain making claims about lowered corruption. By the grace of God, we reduce down corruption and served the individuals.

“NAB cannot prove corruption against me until the Day of Judgment,” Shehbaz stated, referring to the Nationwide Accountability Bureau, Pakistan’s anti-graft watchdog.

The prosecution objected to Shehbaz’s political remarks, saying solely the case and authorized issues needs to be mentioned within the courtroom. The decide consequently suggested him not to discuss politics sooner or later.

Shehbaz claims assessments being delayed

Individually, the PML-N chief additionally raised the difficulty of his well being, saying the jail authorities had been continuously delaying a few of his medical assessments that had been but to be carried out.

Jail officers had been making excuses to hinder the assessments, he claimed, including that they’d solely taken blood samples from him.

However, the cross-examination of the assertion by regional tax officer Muhammad Sharif, the NAB witness, was accomplished.

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