'Nawaz Sharif's policy is PML-N's policy'

Fallout of Nawaz Sharif’s statement

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader Shah Mehmood Qureshi said on Friday, May 18, 2018, that the narrative of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif is more risky than his recent statement. He rejected the impression of any differences between Nawaz Sharif and Shehbaz Sharif.

He said that many Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) members have shown complete support with the party and with their supreme leader, Nawaz.

Meanwhile, on Wednesday, former prime minister Nawaz Sharif's legal counsel Khawaja Harris began cross-examining Wajid Zia, the head of six-member Joint Investigation Team and the prosecution's star witness, in the Al Azizia reference. Federal Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal was also mentioned as a respondent in the plea apart from Nawaz.

On Thursday, the petitioner, Pakistan Zindabad Party chief Aftab Virk, who is also a lawyer, contended that Sharif's statements amounted to "committing treason" against the country.

Abbasi maintained that Sharif had not said or implied that the Mumbai attackers were sent from Pakistan deliberately.

Sharif and his family are facing three corruption cases in the Accountability Court after the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) filed cases against them following the Supreme Court's verdict in the Panama Papers case.

The lawmakers further questioned the need for such an interview in the first place. Recently, while addressing a National Assembly session, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) raised questions on the nature and content of the deposed Premier's speech.

The proceedings of London flats reference have entered final phase as the accused have been directed to appear in the court on Friday to record their statements under the Section 342 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC).

Hussian and Hassan Nawaz are UK-based and have been absconding since the proceedings began previous year, however, the former premier has been showing up regularly before the court of judge Muhammad Bashir.

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