We have been exonerated in NAB-Broadsheet case: Mian Nawaz Sharif

LONDON: After the UK High Court of Justice ruled that former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s Avenfield apartments would not be attached in the ongoing litigation between the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) and Broadsheet LLC, the former premier held that he had been exonerated.

Speaking to reporters outside his son’s office in Stanhope House, Mian Nawaz Sharif said: “This is God’s system that we are getting exonerated. The injustices against us has been answered by the High Court in the UK. We were hounded, to find out what we own, by the grace of God, there was nothing.”

Nawaz Sharif criticised NAB for wasting tens of millions of pounds in precious taxpayer money by General Musharraf’s military regime.

“Instead, they have to pay $30 million. And they have to pay more. Whose money is this, why was it wasted?

“This money belonged to the poor people but now they will raise electricity prices and taxes to recover this payment.”

The former premier claimed that the entire investigation against him and his family was a fraud and scam.

Recently, Interior Minister Sheikh Rasheed had announced that Mian Nawaz Sharif’s passport would be cancelled on 16 February. When asked for a comment regarding this matter, the former premier said: “We are way beyond this. They should feel ashamed to say these things. Pakistan is mine, it’s my country, are they the owner’s of the passport?”

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