ISLAMABAD: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif remarked that the Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar is voicing the same remarks which have been made by his political opponents Imran Khan and Asif Ali Zardari.
"The remarks made by Imran and Zardari.... similar language is being spoken by the CJP," he said while speaking to journalists outside the accountability court on Monday.
Nawaz remarked that the country is going towards unfair elections. “This is pre-poll rigging. We will not accept the results of these elections” he said, adding if things continue the way they are then where will free and fair elections be held?
The former premier also shared that it is being said that the performance of Punjab government is very weak. To which he remarked that people know Punjab, Sindh, Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. “If I ask which province has performed the best, even an ordinary person will be able to answer that.”
Nawaz, flanked by his daughter Maryam and son-in-law Capt (retd) Safdar, appeared before the accountability court in a reference pertaining to their Avenfield properties in London.
The issue of live broadcast of court proceedings was also touched upon as Nawaz Sharif spoke to journalists after arriving to the accountability court earlier in the day.
The former premier remarked that he will speak to his lawyer if a petition pertaining to trial's live transmission can be submitted to the court.
On April 4, Maryam had demanded live broadcast of the corruption proceedings under way against them at the accountability court in Islamabad.
“The proceedings of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) court’s hearings against Nawaz Sharif and me should be broadcast live so the nation can know what the truth is,” Maryam had tweeted.
Nawaz further shared that he has spoken to Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi regarding caretaker government.
He also remarked that Pakistan's power production has increased and the country is on a path of economic progress. "There is uncertainty in the country due to Panama case. As a result of this uncertainty, the value of rupees has gone down," he added.