LONDON: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Maryam Nawaz on Monday said that every conspiracy against former prime minister Nawaz Sharif has failed.
Talking to media in London on Monday, she said that a message has been conveyed to the party workers, adding that the party workers were more passionate than their leader.
The voice being raised against oppression cannot be suppressed, she said.
“It looks like someone is losing patience,” she said and added they shouldn’t have given such verdict if they cannot handle pressure.
The PML-N leader went on to say that the people have raised voice against injustices done to Nawaz Sharif, adding that how would thousands of workers be arrested and on what charges.
Earlier, former prime minister Nawaz Sharif was convicted and sentenced to prison in absentia by the accountability court, in a verdict that is likely to further disrupt an already chaotic campaign for national elections this month.
The sentence, 10 years in prison and a fine of 8 million pounds, or $10.6 million, came almost a year after Supreme Court removed Sharif from office and less than five months after the court barred him from holding office for life.
The case stemmed from the Panama Papers leak that disclosed expensive and undeclared property owned by the Sharif family in London.
The verdict marked a further fall for the PML-N supremo, who has been Pakistan’s prime minister three times but never completed a term.
From the start of the ex-PM’s legal troubles in 2016, Sharif’s daughter Maryam Nawaz Sharif and her husband, Muhammad Safdar, were also convicted, with Ms. Sharif sentenced to seven years in prison and a fine of 2 million pounds and Safdar sentenced to one year in prison.
The court also ordered the seizure of the Sharif family’s four apartments at Avenfield House, a luxury building next to Hyde Park in London.