ABBOTTABAD, Pakistan: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) chairman Imran Khan took a dig Capt (retd) Safdar Awan, saying Safdar is surrendering as if he has conquered Kashmir.
“Capt Safdar has been convicted on charges of corruption,”
The former cricketer’s remarks came shortly after a two-member NAB team finally managed to arrest Nawaz Sharif’s son-in-law in relation to the Avenfield reference after chasing him for hours on the roads of Rawalpindi and after several raids in Mansehra, Abbottabad, and Haripur.
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Safdar was handed a one-year jail sentence in the Avenfield verdict on Friday. Safdar’s wife and former first daughter of Pakistan Maryam Nawaz was sentenced to eight and Nawaz Sharif was sentenced to 10 years in prison. Furthermore, Nawaz and Maryam were slapped with £8-million and £2-million fines, respectively.
The PTI chief also took a shot at former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter.
“I have heard the father and daughter are returning on Friday. They are most welcome to return but for God’s sake don’t try to portray yourself as Nelson Mandela,” he remarked.
Speaking at a workers convention in Lahore earlier in the day, Imran said that there can be “no justice in a jungle.”
“We cannot expect justice in animal kingdoms. I want to make a Pakistan where there is justice for all and merit is given preference.”