Sharif family release: NAB's failure or connivance?

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Sharif family release: NAB's failure or connivance?

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan Bar Council Vice Chairman Kamran Murtaza has responded over the IHC verdict in Sharif family case.

He said that it was expected for past many days despite the many delays by NAB [National Accountability Bureau].

“When we talk about the legal side of things, we don’t seek solace in morality. The fact of the matter is that the whole case couldn’t be established on paper as NAB has failed and there are many lacunas in the earlier judgement,” he said, calling the anti-graft body’s investigation “defective and self-contradictory”.

Pakistan Bar Council member Azam Nazeer Tarar maintained that the judgement of the accountability court was full of contradictions and self-contradictory stances.

He argued, “For example, if you take Maryam’s case, the prosecution is saying that she was minor at the time when the transaction took place, so she did not have the means to know the nature of the transaction.

Declaring her as minor and then later on saying that she was aiding and abetting Nawaz Sharif to acquire these assets can’t be termed as a valid argument.”

Tarar said that the NAB failed to prove the case against the ex-PM beyond the iota of doubt.

“They convicted Nawaz Sharif for having assets beyond known sources of income, however, they failed to determine the means of those assets. That part ultimately will prove to be the base of suspension of sentence,” Tarar said.