ISLAMABAD: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif stated that no example can be found in legal history where a six-month-long deadline to wrap up a case is given, and a monitoring judge is nominated to supervise proceedings.
He was speaking through his representative Zafir Khan in a statement after he, along with his family, was indicted on Thursday in the Avenfield properties case in the accountability court.
He further said that the Constitution protects his rights and having a transparent trial is his fundamental right.
Justice Ijazul Ahsan was appointed as the monitoring judge to supervise the corruption cases against the Sharif family and Finance Minister Ishaq Dar.
The Supreme Court, in its historic July 28 verdict regarding the Panama Papers case, gave the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) six weeks to file the corruption cases against the Sharif family and Finance Minister Ishaq Dar.
The apex court also gave the accountability court six months to complete the proceedings.