LONDON: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader and daughter of former prime minister (PM) Pakistan says it’s written in the Avenfield verdict that Nawaz Sharif is not involved in any corruption.
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The former first daughter was speaking to reporters in London, a day after the accountability court’s verdict, which sentenced her father, former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, to 11 years.
“It’s written in the verdict that Nawaz Sharif is not involved in corruption,”
She also defended her father saying that the Avenfield verdict clearly states that her father was not involved in any corruption. “My father has been acquitted from money laundering charges,” she continued.
Maryam said that her father isn’t new to what he’s facing, adding that he faced similar accountability cases during the Musharraf regime, but nothing could be proven against him. She also said that the recent Avenfield case verdict was purely based on assumptions.
“The United Kingdom authorities authenticated the trust deed,”
Maryam Nawaz said that the ‘calibre’ trust deed, for which she was awarded one year in prison, was previously authenticated by the United Kingdom and that the authorities should issue red warrants to bring back dictators who violated the Constitution of Pakistan.
When asked if they would return before the expiry of a 10-day deadline set for appeal, Maryam said, “Due process will be implied against the court’s decision.”
A Pakistani media outlet Geo News reported that Nawaz Sharif and Maryam Nawaz-Safdar will reach Lahore from London on July 13.