NAB's proceedings making elections controversial, alleges Shahid Abbasi

Dunya News

Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz's leader was addressing workers here in Islamabad today.

(Dunya News) – Former premier Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Tuesday claimed that proceedings initiated by National Accountability Bureau were making forthcoming elections controversial.

The Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz’s (PML-N) leader was addressing workers here in Islamabad today.

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Abbasi—who succeeded Nawaz as premier after landmark Panama case verdict—asserted that PML-N had already earned moral victory ahead of general polls while questioned arrest of Qamarul Islam—the candidate contesting elections against Chaudhry Nisar on PML-N’s ticket—after issuance of ticket. He added that the accountability body was erected by then dictator Pervez Musharraf against political outfits.

“The person [read Nawaz Sharif] against whom there are no witnesses is registering appearances before courts”, regretted Abbasi while calling for transparent and fair elections in the country.

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Abbasi urged interim setup to play its role for fair elections. He said, “Governments can’t be run by depriving masses of their right to self-determination”.

While foreseeing victory in elections 2018, Abbasi claimed that only PML-N can rectify faults in the country’s economy.