Protesters attack Sharifs' Avenfield flats in London
The protesters, who are said to be workers of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), attempted to enter the flats after former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, who is in London to see ailing Kulsoom Nawaz, reached.
A video circulating on the social media show angry protesters raising slogans and attacking a member of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz's (PML-N), Ejaz Gull, by throwing a shopping cart at him.
Protesters attack Sharifs' Avenfield flats in LondonPosted by Daily Pakistan Global on Sunday, July 8, 2018
In another video clip, some protesters trying to break back entrance of the flats.
Footage shows attempt being made by PTI activists to break the entrance of Hasan nawaz Sharif’s flat. Metropolitan police sources says police has obtained footage of the attackers and will take action for attempted assault and damage to property #AvenfieldApartments pic.twitter.com/XnBsXSBNHv— Murtaza Ali Shah (@MurtazaViews) July 8, 2018
Following the protest, Britain's Metropolitan Police reached the site. However, no one has been arrested so far for protesting outside the properties of Sharif family.
Meanwhile, the British chapter of the PTI disassociated himself from the violent protest, adding that legal action should be taken against the suspects.
"We are not associated in any way with the attack on Hussain Nawaz's residence or the related protest," the spokesperson stated.
The protest comes as an accountability court sentenced Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Captain Safdar in a corruption reference pertaining to London flats.
Avenfield reference verdict: Nawaz Sharif, Maryam ... 09:50 AM | 6 Jul, 2018
ISLAMABAD - An accountability court handed a 10 year sentence and £8 million (Rs1.29 billion) to Pakistan's former ...
The court handed a 10-year sentence and £8 million (Rs1.29 billion) to Pakistan’s former prime minister.
In the 100-page decision, Accountability Judge Mohammad Bashir also sentenced Sharif’s daughter, Maryam Nawaz, to seven years in jail for forgery and making assets through illegal sources in the landmark decision. She has been ordered to pay a fine of £2 million (Rs320 million).
Moreover, the judge ordered to seal the property in question, suggesting the government to do legislation to bring plundered money back to the country.
Capt (r) Safdar Awan, who is the son-in-law of Nawaz Sharif, was jailed for one year for cheating.
The Friday’s verdict is in line with Section 9 of the NAB Ordinance, 1999, which pertains to corruption and corrupt practices.
- Pakistan registers 3,785 new Covid-19 cases, 118 deaths in 24 hours09:12 AM | 9 May, 2021
- Today's gold rates in Pakistan — 09 May 202108:59 AM | 9 May, 2021
- A successful story of young Emirati chef - Ahmed Darweesh01:16 AM | 9 May, 2021
- PM Imran and Pakistani delegation pay respects at Masjid-e-Nabwi12:00 AM | 9 May, 2021
- Javeria Abbasi recalls how she broke 12 bones in an accident (VIDEO)05:03 PM | 8 May, 2021
- Here's what Hina Altaf said about Aagha Ali before marriage (VIDEO)05:41 PM | 8 May, 2021
- 10 Tips for Success during the Last Ashra of Ramadan08:26 PM | 7 May, 2021
- Stars who have insured their body parts07:06 PM | 4 May, 2021
- Best-dressed Stars at Oscars Red Carpet 202105:52 PM | 2 May, 2021