ISLAMABAD: leader of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), Fawad Chaudhry has said that former prime minister Nawaz Sharif is trying to escape judgment in the case corruption cases and the withdrawal of his lawyer Khawaja Haris is the same tactic.
PTI leader said this while talking to media persons on Monday. He said that Khawaja Harris’ withdrawal from the case is an attempt by the Sharif family to escape judgment in the references filed against them.
He claimed that former premier and his family were failed to provide any proof in the corruption reference filed against them so they are trying to delay the verdict with such tactics.
Chaudhry added that the nation is waiting for the judgment against the Sharif and adding that there will be a huge question mark on the country’s justice system if a judgment is not given on the references against the former premier and his family.
Earlier today, Haris formally excused himself from representing Nawaz as Accountability Judge Muhammad Bashir resumed proceedings in the Al-Azizia reference.
Earlier on Sunday, Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar had directed the accountability court to announce its verdict on all three corruption references against Nawaz and his family within a month.
Haris, when he appeared before the accountability judge today, said it was not possible for him to pursue these cases under such pressure.
Nawaz’s former legal counsel remarked that he could not continue to work in the present conditions.
Following the announcement, accountability court Judge Muhammad Bashir inquired Nawaz if he would hire a new lawyer or convince Haris to represent him.
To this, Nawaz replied that he needs some time to make a decision in this regard and requested the court to adjourn proceedings for a few days.
The hearing of Al-Azizia reference was then adjourned for an indefinite period.