Published: Fri, July 13, 2018
Worldwide | By Myra Stephens

Pakistani Ex-PM Sharif To Return For Jail Term As Son-In-Law Surrenders

Pakistani Ex-PM Sharif To Return For Jail Term As Son-In-Law Surrenders

Pakistan opposition leader Imran Khan, a former cricket star who hopes to become the next prime minister, unveiled his party's manifesto Monday ahead of this month's parliamentary elections.

Yesterday former prime minister Nawaz Sharif's daughter, Maryam Nawaz on Sunday evening shared her flight details to return to Pakistan with media persons.

The father-daughter duo was sentenced on Friday to 11 and eight years in prison and slapped £8-million and £2-million fines, respectively, in relation to the Avenfield properties reference filed by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) last year.

"Today's verdict shows that these Avenfield apartments were purchased using corruption money", prosecution lawyer Sardar Muzaffar Abbasi told reporters, citing the name of the apartment building in London.

His daughter, Maryam Nawaz, widely seen as his chosen political heir, was sentenced to seven years in prison and is disqualified from contesting the elections.

The National Accountability Bureau has also chose to transfer Nawaz Sharif and Maryam Nawaz through helicopter to Adiala Jail.

Meanwhile, Nawaz Sharif's daughter Maryam on Saturday said she and her father will return to Pakistan on July 13.

After the verdict on Friday, Safdar said "justice has been massacred" and railed against the judiciary.

Far away in Dubai, one baker celebrated the occasion with a Nawaz Sharif behind the bar cake!

Sharif had denounced the court proceedings against him as politically motivated and a judicial witch-hunt, often suggesting the military was to blame.

"The Sharifs were condemned a year ago", said Mushahidullah Khan referring to Nawaz Sharif's ouster by court over perjury. Three cases were filed against Sharif and his family in September a year ago following his disqualification by the Supreme Court on July 28, 2017 in the Panama Papers case.

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