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Nawaz to be indicted on Oct 2

ISLAMABAD: Hours after appearing before an accountability court, deposed prime minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday critcised the Supreme Court for disqualifying him from office over "non-declaration of assets" in its July 28 verdict in the Panama Papers case. "Court suspiciously formed a joint investigation team and announced a verdict. It [court] then ordered the National Accountability Bureau to break its regulations and file reference against me," Nawaz told reporters at Punjab House here.
The PML-N chief said his party's victory in 2018 general elections will eliminate all other court verdicts. "I will put it plain and simple [words]; let this country run as per the Constitution and let the 200 million people make decisions of qualification and disqualification of their leaders."
Accompanied by key PML-N leaders, Nawaz said the same court had taken over the anti-graft buster and will most likely listen to the "final appeal against me".
Claiming that charges of alleged corruption were not proved against him in the court of law, the ex-premier said he stood by the law but was still disqualified. "Such decisions are implemented but no one accepts them. I was disqualified on a false pretext of Iqama because they could not prove charges relating to the Panama Papers," he said.
Earlier, Nawaz Sharif appeared before the accountability court briefly in corruption cases that have been filed on the orders of the Supreme Court as per 28 July verdict in Panama Papers case.
The accountability court on Tuesday decided to indict former prime minister Nawaz Sharif in three NAB references on 2 October and issued bailable arrest warrants for his children and son-in-law CaptSafdar (retd) as they skipped second appearance.

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