RAWALPINDI– At least 47 Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leaders have been permitted to meet the party’s supremo Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam in Rawalpindi’s Adiala jail on Friday.
The visitors include Abbas Sharif, Haris Butt’s family, Pervaiz Rasheed, Daniyal Aziz, Musaddaq Malik, Zafarul Haq, Marriyum Aurangzeb, Khawaja Asif, Pir Ameenul Hasnat, Daniyal Aziz, Mirza Javed and Irfan Siddiqui.
It is to be mentioned here that 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 Avenfield verdict that is likely to further disrupt an already chaotic campaign for national elections this month.
Maryam Nawaz and Captain (r) Safdar, who were candidates for the general elections 2018 were also disqualified from contesting the polls for 10 years each.
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.
Nawaz Sharif was convicted under section 9(a)(5) of the NAB ordinance.