ISLAMABAD: Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday said the purpose of references filed against him in the accountability court was to stop the treason case against former president General (retd) Pervez Musharraf.
"I am holding this presser to reveal and bring on record why cases were filed against me in the accountability court," Nawaz said while addressing a press conference at Punjab House in Islamabad.
"The purpose of the cases was to get me out of PM House and stop the treason case against Musharraf," he asserted.
Upholding his earlier statement that the Avenfield reference was filed against him as reciprocal punishment for taking legal action against Musharraf despite being warned not to do so, Nawaz said, "I was sent messages that the treason case against Musharraf would create problems for me."
"Challenges and pressure mounted on me after the Musharraf treason case," Nawaz continued while addressing the presser.