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Pre-poll rigging has begun in the country, said former PM Nawaz Sharif.

He had an informal talk with reporters at the accountability court on Wednesday. The court resumed hearing the Avenfield reference against the Sharif family.

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According to Mr. Sharif, pre-poll rigging began the day when he was removed from his post as president of Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz. He said that he was disqualified from holding public office for life.

“Suo motu action is initiated on every other issue,” he said. He said no one takes any notice when his party members are forced to join other parties.

Journalists asked him to comment on the controversy surrounding Reham Khan’s upcoming book. “I don’t know what the issue is,” he said. “Imran Khan would know better. I just know what’s being published in the paper.”

He also condemned the abduction of journalists.

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