Nawaz Sharif expresses concerns over abduction of PML-N's social media activists

Pauline Gross
October 22, 2017

He will now depart from London on October 23 instead of October 21, said a Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) leader.

A Pakistani court has indicted former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in a third case of corruption after an official probe concluded he concealed assets overseas.

"Earlier, I said that 40 PML-N parliamentarians are ready to leave the party but now I am sure that more than 80 parliamentarians will leave the PML-N, including Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan and Khwaja Saad Rafique", he stated this during a public gathering at Lal Haveli here on Friday.

On Oct 5, the former prime minister had departed for London to visit his ailing wife Begum Kulsoom Nawaz undergoing treatment for throat cancer. Maryam, who attended the hearing in Islamabad, pleaded not guilty and blasted the court's decision afterwards.

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Following the passage of the Election Reforms Act 2017 Oct 3, Sharif was re-elected unopposed as the president of PML-N party since no other party leader submitted nomination papers for the slot of the party president.

A lawyer for the 67-year-old Sharif, who is now in London, where his wife is receiving medical treatment, entered a plea of not guilty.

The court also indicted his daughter Maryam Nawaz and her husband in the case, which relates to the family's luxury London properties.

"Everybody has the right to express their opinion or have disagreements as long as they're not violating the country's law", the former PM, who is in London, said in a statement on Saturday.

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