Political bigwig sentenced for first time in Pakistan’s history: Sheikh Rasheed

July 6, 2018

ISLAMABAD: Awami Muslim League Chief Sheikh Rasheed has 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 while talking to media.

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.”

It may be noted that the accountability court in Islamabad on Friday sentenced former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to 10 years in jail in a case of having flats in London on the name of offshore companies.

Nawaz Sharif’s daughter Maryam Nawaz was also found guilty of owning offshore companies and handed seven year jail term, Sardar Muzaffar Abbasi, lawyer for the anti-corruption body told reporters after the court announced the verdict.

The court imposed 8 million pounds penalty on Nawaz Sharif and two million pounds fine on Maryam Nawaz.

Nawaz Sharif’s son-in-law Mohammad Safdar was also awarded one year sentence, Abbasi said. He said Nawaz Sharif and his daughter had “concealed” their assets abroad. NNI