I knew ver­dict would be against me. Nawaz.S

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The ac­count­abil­ity court hear­ing cor­rup­tion cases against Nawaz Sharif and his fam­ily mem­bers has re­jected an ap­pli­ca­tion filed by the ousted prime min­is­ter for club­bing to­gether the three ref­er­ences filed by the Na­tional Ac­count­abil­ity Bureau (NAB). Af­ter the an­nounce­ment of the judge­ment, Sharif was called to the ros­trum and the judge read out the charges against him. The for­mer prime min­is­ter was in­dicted sep­a­rately in each of the three ref­er­ences — he pleaded “not guilty” to all the charges. While at the ros­trum, Sharif ex­pressed his con­cern that since the Supreme Court had given a six-month dead­line for the ref­er­ences to be wrapped up, de­cid­ing four ref­er­ences in this pe­riod would mean each case gets just 1.5 months. How­ever, the judge ob­served that the cases could con­clude within the time­frame if heard si­mul­ta­ne­ously. Af­ter the in­dict­ment, the court re­vived sum­monses for the pros­e­cu­tion wit­nesses — Sidra Man­soor of the Se­cu­ri­ties and Ex­change Com­mis­sion of Pak­istan and Ja­hangir Ahmed of Fed­eral Board of Rev­enue — for their pres­ence in the next hear­ing.The Sharif fam­ily mem­bers left the court af­ter the hear­ing was ad­journed un­til Novem­ber 15. The court had re­served its rul­ing on Sharif’s ap­pli­ca­tion on Tues­day af­ter hear­ing ar­gu­ments from both the de­fence coun­sel and the NAB pros­e­cu­tion. Nawaz Sharif along with his daugh­ter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law re­tired Cap­tain Mo­ham­mad Saf­dar ap­peared be­fore the ac­count­abil­ity court in Islamabad on Wed­nes­day as hear­ing re­sumed into the ref­er­ences filed un­der the di­rec­tives of the Supreme Court in the Panama Papers case ver­dict.

‘I knew ver­dict would be against me’

Speak­ing to re­porters as he left the court, Nawaz Sharif said he al­ready knew the Supreme Court judge­ment on the re­view pe­ti­tions filed against the Panama Papers case ver­dict would never come in his favour.“These judges are full of grudge... their grudge and anger has come out in words,” he said, com­ment­ing on the strong words used in the de­tailed or­der. “This grudge, anger and words will be­come a dark chap­ter of his­tory. ”Sharif said the ju­di­ciary had penned sev­eral dark chap­ters in Pak­istan’s his­tory dur­ing dic­ta­to­rial rules and the judge­ment on the re­view pe­ti­tion would be “writ­ten in dark let­ters” as well.

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