‘Nawaz Sharif will return, soon’: Maryam criticises accountability court’s verdict in defiant tweets

04:05 PM | 24 Dec, 2018
‘Nawaz Sharif will return, soon’: Maryam criticises accountability court’s verdict in defiant tweets
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ISLAMABAD – Maryam Nawaz Sharif, the daughter of Pakistan’s ousted PM, took to Twitter to criticise a landmark decision in Al-Azizia Steel Mills corruption case immediately after her father was handed a seven-year sentence in jail and a fine of $2.5 million.

In a series of tweets, the Pakistan Muslim League-N leader termed the Monday’s verdict ‘last hiccup of blind revenge’.

”After two-and-a-half-year-long revenge like accountability, probe of three generations, not a penny's worth of corruption, kickback, or commission was found,” Maryam wrote on the social media.

“All the verdicts [against Nawaz Sharif] concerned the private business of his late father [Mian Muhammad Sharif]. "When they could not find anything they announced the verdict on assumptions,” she said, adding that “today’s decision is another stamp on integrity, honesty and sincerity of Nawaz Sharif”.

“Allah willing, [these] decisions will die down. What will last is Nawaz Sharif’s truthfulness and the opponents' burden of tyrannies because government, power and privileges are there to end. It does not take long for tides to turn. Remember, when tyranny crosses limits, it ends,” she added.

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Maryam was sentenced to seven years in jail for abetting a crime and one year for not co-operating along with her husband Capt (r) Safdar Awan and father Nawaz Sharif in July related to the ownership of four luxury properties in central London linked to Sharif family. The convictions, which were later set aside by Islamabad High Court, also barred them from seeking public office for up to 10 years after release.

The 45-year-old yesterday sent out a tweet for the first time in five months, praying for her father and former prime minister Nawaz ahead of the Al-Azizia Flagship case verdict.

“The last time I saw HER was in the coffin. The last time I saw HIM smile was with HER. May Allah have mercy on both of you. Ameen,” Maryam Nawaz tweeted, sharing pictures of her parents Nawaz Sharif and late Begum Kulsoom Nawaz.

The last tweet from Sharif's daughter was back on July 24, a day after Pakistan held general elections that brought Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) to power for the first time.