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NAB took away my ‘special seat’ on orders of PM Imran: Shehbaz

I sit on it and pray and eat, because of which the back pain is constantly increasing. If you want to hurt a person where he is already in pain, where is justice? asks Sharif.

Shahbaz Sharif has complained in court that he had called for a special chair from home for back pain which was withdrawn by NAB on the orders of Prime Minister Imran Khan. The case against Shahbaz Sharif and others was heard in the accountability court. The NAB team presented Shahbaz Sharif to the accountability court.

On this occasion, Shahbaz Sharif claimed that the court, at the last hearing, gave a commendable order to supply him with food. “The matter of food was resolved on your last notice. Judge, everyone knows I have back pain. The special chair I had ordered from home was taken by the NAB on the orders of Imran Khan and Shehzad Akbar,” argued Sharif.

Sharif’s special seat

Shahbaz added that he had been given a special chair as well as an ordinary chair. “I sit on it and pray and eat, because of which the back pain is constantly increasing. If you want to hurt a person where he is already in pain, where is the justice?” asked Sharif. Sharif further requested the court that he be allowed to undergo therapy due to back pain on which the superior judge directed him to write a formal application. It was decided that only then would the court issue a detailed order.

In addition, the accountability court inquired of Hamza Shahbaz about his age. Hamza revealed that he was forty-six years old.

During the hearing, the lawyers of Shahbaz Sharif’s wife, Nusrat Shahbaz filed an apology for his permanent presence in the court. Advocate Amjad Pervez told the court that Shahbaz Sharif’s wife is ill, and that she cannot appear before the court accordingly. “Doctors in London have given medical reports which have been submitted to the court” he claimed. The court replied that once Nusrat Shahbaz was produced, they would accept an apology from the attendance in much the same way as a jury.

The court then sought a reply from NAB on the apology for Nusrat Shahbaz’s presence.
The court ordered Suleiman Shahbaz to appear again on October 27.

The NAB prosecutor said that Shahbaz Sharif also hid the facts in his income in the nomination papers for the 2018 elections. Shahbaz Sharif told the sources of him having bought expensive flats abroad.

Arguing on the rostrum, Shahbaz Sharif said that he had bought his first property abroad in the year 2005. “I go for my cancer treatment. My life and death is for Pakistan, so I came to Pakistan in 2004,during the tenure of General (retd) Pervez Musharraf in 2005. I was sent back to Saudi Arabia.” said Sharif.

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He further disclosed that when he went to London, he thought it was not possible to live there. “I decided in 2005 that if the money ran out, I would not reach out to the Queen, so I bought flats in London.” he said.


Chairman NAB takes notice on Shahbaz Sharif’s issues

Last week, Chairman NAB took notice of the news regarding the distribution of food to Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) President and Leader of the Opposition Shahbaz Sharif on the ground. According to the NAB spokesperson, the chairman has ordered an immediate inquiry into the matter. Chairman NAB said that “the self-esteem of the accused should be taken care of during detention and has instructed all the bureaus in this regard.”

It should be noted that Shahbaz Sharif had accused NAB of inhumane treatment during his appearance in the money laundering reference in the accountability court. Complaining to the judge, Shahbaz Sharif had said that he was being treated in an abusive manner in the jail. Taking stern action on the complaint of Shahbaz Sharif, the judge of the accountability court said that he would not tolerate the humiliation of humanity. It may be recalled that on September 28, the Lahore High Court had rejected the interim bail of Shahbaz Sharif, subsequent to which NAB officials arrested him.