LONDON: As 2018 general elections are just around the corner, the top brass of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) on Saturday decided to hold rallies in London.
Former prime minister and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supremo Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz will address the rallies and announce future course of action.
The PML-N’s first rally is expected to be held on Friday in which Nawaz Sharif is expected to announce the date of his return.
On the other hand, talking to media in London, Maryam Nawaz announced that they would return to Pakistan in 10 days.
Maryam Nawaz said that Sharif family would move British government against verdict declared in Avenfield reference.
She also called for thorough probe in UK for transparency in the matter.
On Friday, 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.