ISLAMABAD: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif said on Tuesday that his involvement in the 2011 Memogate scandal was a mistake and that he should have kept his distance from the scandal.
“I should have had nothing to do with the case,” he told reporters inside the accountability court conducting the Sharif family’s trial in connection with three references of the National Accountability Court (NAB). “I should have stayed away from the case.”
Musharraf ‘a coward’
Talking to the reporters, Sharif called former president General (retd) Pervez Musharraf a “coward”, saying the former military ruler could not face the court cases like him, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son in-law Captain (retd) Safdar.
In response to a question that Musharraf had once again postponed his visit to Pakistan as the defence ministry had refused to provide protection upon his arrival, Sharif said: “Individuals like Musharraf epitomised cowardice.”
He added that Musharraf used to say that neither Benazir Bhutto nor Nawaz Sharif would ever come to Pakistan. “But where is he [Musharraf] now? When he was ordered to appear before the court he hid himself in a hospital without any illness.”