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No lawyer willing to fight my case: Nawaz Sharif

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Pakistan's former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who has been facing charges in the Avenfield properties case has said that no lawyer is willing to take his case.

Sharif's lawyer Khwaja Haris on Monday terminated his legal services to him and his family in corruption cases, citing inability to appear before accountability court on weekends, reports NDTV.

Advocate Haris also stated that the Supreme Court had "dictated on completing the trial within a month, which was not possible." Sharif and his family are facing three corruption cases filed by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB).

If the verdict in the corruption references came before Pakistan's general elections it would amount to desecration of the law. "My fundamental rights are being violated as I am being deprived of the services of a lawyer," newspaper Dawn quoted Sharif as saying.

He also claimed that because of the strict conditions by the apex court, no lawyer was willing to take up his case.Sharif complained that the accountability court had changed its decision regarding consolidated hearing.

He was also critical of former military dictator retired General Pervez Musharraf. "How a dictator who abrogated the Constitution is being pampered!" he said.

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