Nawaz concludes testimony in Al-Azizia reference

ISLAMABAD: In his concluding testimony before the accountability court in the Al-Azizia reference on Thursday, former prime minister Nawaz Sharif toned down his stance about the civil-military conflict and confined himself to financial strength of his late father, past achievements and legal points to defend his case.

In his earlier statement recorded in the Avenfield properties reference, he linked that reference with the civil-military conflict.

“Whenever a politician is booked under the typical charges of ‘assets beyond means’, it basically means that the accusers have no proof of such allegations,” Mr Sharif said.

Addressing accountability court Judge Mohammad Arshad Malik, the former premier said his father had established the steel industry in 1937, but he had dissociated himself from the family business 40 years ago.

He said his sons were financially independent adults and had been managing their business in compliance with laws of the country they lived in and,

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