Shehbaz says Avenfield verdict is politically motivated

Shehbaz says Avenfield verdict is politically motivated
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LAHORE: PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif called the Avenfield verdict 'politically motivated' and said the party rejects it. 

Speaking at a press conference in Lahore, he said there are many legal loopholes in this case.

First a three-member Supreme Court bench heard the case, then a 10-member JIT investigated it, he said.

Shehbaz said no hard evidence was presented and Nawaz's ownership of the Avenfield apartment has not been proven.

He said there are cases that have been pending with NAB for years but they are not being decided. Those cases are black and white but they are still pending, Shehbaz said. Maryam Nawaz and her father appeared before NAB 109 times, he said.

NAB did not act against PTI leader Babar Awan in the Nandipur case, said the former Punjab CM.

Despite his reservations and his ailing wife's condition, Nawaz appeared before the NAB courts over 100 times, said Shehbaz.

He said NAB may have declared its verdict but the public will decide on July 25. The people will give their verdict through their votes, he said.

He said they will use all the legal avenues available to them.

"As the president of PML-N, I want to give our workers and supporters a message that they should not be disheartened," he said, adding that justice should be transparent and the same for everyone. APP/AFP

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