Nawaz says won’t defend Al-Azizia reference after ‘NAB failed to prove charges’

ISLAMABAD: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, during hearing of the Al-Azizia Steel Mills case, told the accountability court on Thursday that the prosecution has failed to prove charges against him, ARY News reported.

The ex-PM said he had decided against defending charges framed against him in the case by NAB. “I am not putting forward anything in my defence in the Al-Azizia Steel Mills reference,” he told the court.

Judge Arshad Malik conducted proceedings of the case. The ex-PM recorded his statement under section 342 of the Code of Criminal Procedure.

Sharif told the court that cases were registered against him on the basis of statements given by his political rivals. “The case was filed against me after the joint investigation team prepared a one-sided and partial report in the case.”

He insisted that there were no proofs against him in the case. I wasn’t holding any public office till 2005, while money sent by

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