Nawaz Sharif written reply to NAB charges revealed

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ISLAMABAD - Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif , in his reply to the charge sheet submitted in the NAB references case, said he pleads not guilty and the charges levelled against him are politically motivated and are groundless.

"Charge is groundless and investigation was conducted malafide and is politically motivated," said the reply submitted by Nawaz when asked if he pleads guilty or has any defence.

Nawaz's reply further added that he was being denied the right to a fair trial guaranteed by Article 10-A of the Constitution.

"My rights guaranteed under Article-25 of the Constitution as well as the right to be treated in accordance with the law under Article 4 of Constitution are being violated because of unprecedented directions for conclusion of proceedings and decision of the case within 06 months and the appointment of a Monitoring Judge, especially for this case."

The reply added that Nawaz Will produce defence if needed. 

Earlier, the accountability court hearing corruption cases against Nawaz and his family dismissed Nawaz's plea seeking the clubbing of three references into one.

Nawaz and his family are facing three corruption references filed by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in light of the Supreme Court's judgment in the Panama Papers case. Nawaz and his two sons, Hussain and Hasan, are nominated in all three references whereas his daughter Maryam and her husband are only accused in one. 

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