ISLAMABAD: Nawaz Sharif has said that he was removed from PM office after he was trying to convict retd General Pervez Musharraf for treason.
Nawaz Sharif had held a press conference at Punjab House to disclose the reason he was being trialed. He said that he had received messages things would get harder after he was trying to convict Pervez Musharraf. He said that despite the messages he tried to get the retd army general trialed under court of law.
Nawaz Sharif held the press conference saying he wanted to disclose why Avenfield case was filed against him. He said the purpose of the case was to remove me from PM office so treason case against Musharraf would stop.
Earlier recording his statement in Accountability Court in Avenfield case, he had said something similar. Nawaz said he was being punished for taking legal action against Pervez Musharraf.
During the press conference he also said that Former President, PPP Co-chairman, Asif Ali Zardari had asked Nawaz to Endorse Musharraf’s second martial law. He said that he had refused to endorse that.
Nawaz Sharif then expressed disappointment saying no dictator can be put behind bars.
Former premier added that the cases filed against him in light of Panama papers were empty and baseless. He further said that when a minus one formula was adopted an excuse such as iqama was enough to disqualify him.
Speaking of the 2014 Sit-in of Tehreek-e-Insaf and Pakistan Awami Tehreek, Nawaz said those were attempts at pressurizing me. He said that he, however; did not crumble under the pressure.
Nawaz Sharif complained that he was never allowed to fulfill a constitutional term. He repeated his stance that people will decide the future and the people are with him.
Nawaz then said that he has immense respect for the armed forces of this country and their valor.