Nawaz going to Jail

Accountability Court-I sentenced former prime minister Nawaz Sharif to a total of 11 years in prison and slapped a £8 million fine in the Avenfield properties reference on Friday while his daughter Maryam was sentenced to eight years with a £2 million fine.



Here’s how different politicians reacted to the verdict against Sharif family:

Political bigwig sentenced for first time

Awami Muslim League chief Sheikh Rasheed remarked that a political bigwig has been sentenced for the first time in Pakistan’s history.

“There is no doubt that Maryam Nawaz forged signature in the Panama Papers case. The documents were forged,” he claimed.

Rasheed remarked that Nawaz Sharif wants the people to come out on the roads. “They expect those people to come out to whom they didn’t even provide basic facilities,” he said.

However, he added that all the guilty persons haven’t been punished, adding “the story of Model Town cruelty is still left.”

Nawaz being jailed for laundering money

Moreover, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf member Jahangir Tareen shared on social media that Nawaz Sharif had fabricated a narrative that he was ousted for holding iqama (work permit), adding that the former premier has been sentenced for being a ‘thief and money launderer’.

He wrote: “NS’s fabricated narrative that he got ousted only for holding an Iqama, has been torn to shreds after NAB Court’s historic verdict. ‘Mujhe Kyun Nikala Sharif’ finally gets the answer that he has been jailed for being a Chor & a Money Launderer. Great victory for Pakistan.”

PML-N rejects Avenfield verdict

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz President Shehbaz Sharif remarked on social media that the party rejects the verdict of the accountability court, adding that the history will remember verdict in black words.

“The decision is flawed, politically motivated and has glaring loopholes,” he stated, adding that PML-N- will utilise all legal and constitutional remedies against the decision.

While referring to upcoming general elections, he said that the court of people will give its verdict on July 25.

Verdict will benefit Nawaz

Moreover, former opposition leader in the National Assembly Khursheed Shah rejected the verdict, adding that the timing of the verdict is wrong.

“Announcing the verdict so close to the elections can have multiple meanings,” he said. According to the Pakistan Peoples Party leader the verdict should have been announced three months before.

“Nawaz will benefit from this verdict,” he said.

Polls shouldn’t be delayed due to verdict

On the other hand, Jamaat-e-Islami chief Sirajul Haq expressed concern regarding that delay in polls due to the verdict.

“The verdict against Nawaz should not influence the forthcoming elections,” he said, stressing that the polls should not be rescheduled following the verdict.

While speaking to media, he reiterated his demand to hold all the 436 people listed in the Panama Papers accountable. “Nation wants across the board accountability,” he added.

You cannot steal from people of Pakistan

PTI leader Dr Arif Alvi said that the verdict has served as a warning to all those who “looted and plundered” to not engage in corrupt practices.

“The decision is flawed, politically motivated and has glaring loopholes,” he stated, adding that PML-N- will utilise all legal and constitutional remedies against the decision.

While referring to upcoming general elections, he said that the court of people will give its verdict on July 25.

Verdict will benefit Nawaz

Moreover, former opposition leader in the National Assembly Khursheed Shah rejected the verdict, adding that the timing of the verdict is wrong.

“Announcing the verdict so close to the elections can have multiple meanings,” he said. According to the Pakistan Peoples Party leader the verdict should have been announced three months before.

“Nawaz will benefit from this verdict,” he said.

Polls shouldn’t be delayed due to verdict

On the other hand, Jamaat-e-Islami chief Sirajul Haq expressed concern regarding that delay in polls due to the verdict.

“The verdict against Nawaz should not influence the forthcoming elections,” he said, stressing that the polls should not be rescheduled following the verdict.

While speaking to media, he reiterated his demand to hold all the 436 people listed in the Panama Papers accountable. “Nation wants across the board accountability,” he added.

You cannot steal from people of Pakistan

PTI leader Dr Arif Alvi said that the verdict has served as a warning to all those who “looted and plundered” to not engage in corrupt practices.

“There are some days left till Imran Khan becomes the PM,” he said adding that thieves should worry about their fates once Imran becomes the premier.

Source from: geo.tv