Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Fawad Chaudhry said on Wednesday that Nawaz Sharif tried to do politics in court and he will have to pay for it.

He said, “Nawaz Sharif tried to engage in politics in court and he will have to pay a heavy price for it."

The PTI leader commented as response to the former prime minister’s statement earlier today that the Avenfield reference was filed against him as reciprocal punishment for taking legal action against Musharraf despite being warned not to do so.

While recording his statement in Avenfield reference, Nawaz said that an intelligence agency officer had told him to "resign or he would be sent on an extended leave”.

Fawad Chaudhry responded, “I heard what he said carefully and it is a political statement, something that he says during his rallies and the question remains regarding what is his legal stance.”

“Nawaz was asked only two questions regarding the Avenfield properties and the money in the accounts and he neither spoke about the money trail nor the source of the money,” the PTI leader said.

“It would have been better for Nawaz to have fought a legal case legally and kept politics out,” Chaudhry further said.

Stating that Nawaz’s statement did not answer the court’s questions, Chaudhry said, “His conspiracy theory will not be able to influence the court.”