Khaqan dares govt to show NAB cases’ hearing live


Former prime minister and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) vice president Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Tuesday said that the people could get to know what kind of ‘accountability’ was being done in the country only if the cameras were allowed inside the courts.

Speaking to the media outside an accountability court (AC) in Islamabad, he said he challenged the government to install cameras in the courts so that the genuineness of the cases it had framed against us could be exposed through the live coverage of their hearing.

He said that the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) government would be made to pay for what he alleged each and every ‘excess’ it had committed against the opposition.

Abbasi further said that the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) had disclosed in its report that Prime Minister Imran Khan owned ‘illegal’ companies.

“There is a mention in the report of a company’s account or a bank statement which ‘the selected’ has hidden from the ECP,” he said, and asked whether the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) chairman had read that report.

“The question is when the courts could disqualify a sitting prime minister (Nawaz Sharif), why are they silent now?” Abbasi asked.

The PML-N leader claimed that the prime minister had not submitted a single bank statement so far. “Former chief justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice Saqib Nisar is yet to explain his position with respect to the allegation that he had influenced the cases against former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz,” he added.