Nawaz Sharif criticises judiciary for implicating him in Panama Papers case despite no proof of wrongdoing; vows to …

Islamabad: A defiant Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday criticised the judiciary for disqualifying him as prime minister, claiming that the prosecution has failed to prove any charges against him or his family in the Panama Papers graft scandal.

File image of Nawaz Sharif. AP

File image of Nawaz Sharif. AP

67-year-old Sharif’s comments came as an anti-corruption court decided to indict him on 2 October after the former prime minister for the first time appeared before it to face corruption charges.

Addressing a crowded press conference in Islamabad after appearing before the accountability court, Sharif said he was targeted in the Panama Papers case and ousted despite the failure of the prosecution to prove wrongdoing by him or his
family.

“When nothing was proved and they were not able to prove any corruption, they still disqualified me and used the iqama issue (his work permit with the UAE-based

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