PPP response over Avenfield reference case
LAHORE – Former opposition leader in the National Assembly Khursheed Shah rejected the verdict of Avenfield reference against Sharif family announced by accountability judge Muhammad Bashir.
Shah expressed that the timing of the verdict was wrong, adding that the verdict would benefit Nawaz Sharif.
“Announcing the verdict so close to the general elections can have multiple meanings,” he said.
According to the Pakistan Peoples Party leader, the verdict should have been announced three months before.
Awami Muslim League chief Sheikh Rasheed remarked that a political bigwig has been sentenced for the first time in Pakistan’s history.
“There is no doubt that Maryam Nawaz forged the signature in the Panama Papers case. The documents were forged,” he claimed.
Rasheed remarked that Nawaz Sharif wants the people to come out on the roads. “They expect those people to come out to whom they didn’t even provide basic facilities,” he said.
However, he added that all the guilty persons haven’t been punished, adding “the story of Model Town cruelty is still left.”