KARACHI: In a landmark verdict, former prime minister Nawaz Sharif has been sentenced to 10-year imprisonment by the accountability court in the Avenfield reference case. His daughter, Maryam Nawaz, and son-in-law, Capt Safdar, have also been sentenced to seven years and one year, respectively. Nawaz was convicted under Section 9(a)(5) of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) ordinance, while Maryam violated Section 9(a)(12). As a result, there Avenfield properties will be confiscated, as per orders of the court, and the duo will be deemed ineligible from contesting the upcoming elections.
Here’s how Twitter reacted to the news:
1. Some considered this verdict a win for Pakistan
2. There were endless jokes and memes about it, because humour is how Pakistanis cope
3. Some called out the timing of the verdict
4. While others expressed grief
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