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Protest against Nawaz Sharif continues on second day in London

Protest against Nawaz Sharif continues on second day in London

LONDON: In the aftermath of Avenfield reference verdict, the protest against ex-prime minister Nawaz Sharif has continued on second day in London.

According to details, large number of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) supporters gathered outside Nawaz Sharif’s house and chanted slogans against him.

On the occasion, a scuffle was also erupted between Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leaders and PTI activists that further intensified the protest.

Afterwards, London police took PML-N’s Nasir Butt and two protesters into custody for disturbing law and order situation.

On Friday, former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, Maryam Nawaz and Captain Safdar were convicted and sentenced to prison in absentia for ten years, seven years and one year respectively, in a verdict that is likely to further disrupt an already chaotic campaign for national elections this month.

The sentence 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.

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