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I Was Disqualified On Iqama Not On Corruption Charges: Nawaz Sharif

Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said he was disqualified on the basis of Iqama and not on any corruption charges.

Addressing a news conference at the Punjab House after appearing before an Accountability Court in Rawalpindi, he said he would not allow his family hardships to come in the way of development and progress of the country.

He said he has always respected courts and his political career is full of examples showing his respect for courts.

Nawaz Sharif said, the courts loose their credibility through wrong judgments.

The former Prime Minister regretted that he faced hardships during the dictatorial rules but even then he had the right to appeal against the verdicts but now he didn't have this right.

He said justice was being denied to him as there were numerous flaws in the handling of panama case.

Nawaz Sharif said his government would ensure the completion of all the development projects that he initiated during his four-year rule.

He added that as a politician only people could decide his political fate and they had showed their favor to him by supporting his rally to Lahore and win of Begum Kulsoom Nawaz in NA 120 by elections.

He said his ousting had only derailed Pakistan from a smooth trail of prosperity.