ISLAMABAD -  Spokesperson for President Senator Farhatullah Babar has deplored the accusations hurled by PML-N chief Mian Nawaz Sharif in a public meeting against the president.

In a statement issued on Saturday, the presidential spokesperson said that the president as head of the state and in deference to court’s observations was not indulging himself in partisan political activities or making political statements.

“Even though there is enough material to retort to Mian Sahib’s allegations in a befitting manner, the president would refrain from directly responding to the allegations in respect to the dignity of his high office and also in deference to court's observations”, the senator said.

He said that the hurling of unsubstantiated and politically motivated allegations amounted to dragging the president into political controversies by overlooking court's ruling.

The president would continue to refrain from indulging in partisan political activities and avoid making political statements, he said.

“At the same time it is hoped that political leaders would also avoid dragging the president in partisan political contest and uphold the spirit of the court's ruling.