Shehbaz censured by decide for discussing politics in Lahore courtroom

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  • Court tells Shehbaz Sharif to not focus on politics within the courtroom after he says there was “no corruption during out government”
  • Shehbaz Sharif thanks courtroom for the order relating to his well being
  • Presents the much-touted report on corruption ready by German NGO Transparency International

LAHORE: An accountability courtroom on Tuesday advised PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif to stay to arguments and statements associated to the money-laundering case towards him and never focus on politics within the courtroom.

Shehbaz Sharif and his son, Hamza, had been offered within the courtroom for the listening to after police escorted them underneath strict safety.

The PML-N chief approached the podium, looking for permission from the decide to talk — which was granted. He started by thanking the courtroom for its orders pertaining to his well being and famous that his private doctor had been added to the medical board.

The former chief minister of Punjab offered the much-touted report on corruption ready by German NGO Transparency International and addressed the decide, saying: “Look, there was no corruption during our government.”

The senior decide in response  advised Shehbaz to not waste his time and let him do his job. The PML-N president ought to communicate to the media — a platform accessible to him to talk about politics and different inside problems with Pakistan — and never focus on something within the courtroom besides what was associated to the case, the decide remarked.

Shehbaz, nonetheless, continued, saying the PML-N authorities had “fixed this corruption but it is a pity that corruption has risen today”.

“Here’s the report for those who keep making claims about reduced corruption. By the grace of God, we cut down corruption and served the people.

“NAB can not show corruption towards me till the Day of Judgment,” Shehbaz said, referring to the National Accountability Bureau, Pakistan’s anti-graft watchdog.

The prosecution objected to Shehbaz’s political remarks, saying only the case and legal matters should be discussed in the courtroom. The judge consequently advised him not to speak about politics in the future.

Shehbaz claims tests being delayed

Separately, the PML-N chief also raised the issue of his health, saying the jail authorities were constantly delaying some of his medical tests that were yet to be carried out.

Prison officials were making excuses to hinder the tests, he claimed, adding that they had only taken blood samples from him.

On the other hand, the cross-examination of the statement by regional tax officer Muhammad Sharif, the NAB witness, was completed.