Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday requested the accountability court to delay the verdict in the Avenfield reference case.
“I am not a dictator who will run away from the courts,” he said while speaking to the media outside Harley Clinic. “My wife has been on a ventilator since the last 21 days. I want to hear the verdict in the courtroom where I have presented myself with my daughter over 100 times.”
Earlier, the accountability court said it will announce its verdict in the Avenfield reference case on July 6.
Reacting to Nawaz’s request for a delay, Pakistan People’s Party co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari claimed that the former premier has taken political asylum in London.
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan said that the accountability court verdict of Avenfield reference against Nawaz and his family should not be deferred.
He said that the whole nation is waiting for the verdict.
Criticising the former premier, he said that the money and time have been wasted on the case, adding that there is not any special law for Nawaz and asked if every Pakistani would be given permission like the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supreme leader.