If you’re living in Pakistan and don’t know what has escalated in the past 24 hours, what rock are you even living under? Back in 2017, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) filed several cases against the Sharif family. These cases were in reference to his Avenfield Properties located in London that were disclosed in the Panama Papers. As a result of this, an invasive and in-depth interrogation was instigated that led to the release of what is being called a “historic verdict” on July 6th, 2018.

As a result of the above, Nawaz Sharif, the now entirely debilitated former Prime Minister has been sentenced to 10 years in prison with a £8 million fine. Joining the cue is his notorious-on-Twitter daughter, Maryam Nawaz, who is sentenced to 7 years with a hefty £2 million fine.

Needless to say, this decision ignited several hashtags and twitter was a predominant Avenfield Reference battlefield. Several individuals voiced their faith being restored in the justice system, whereas others doubted the verdict. Others commended Imran Khan calling this PTI’s personal victory.

Among the chaos are the verdicts and two cents shared by the politicians and celebrities. Here is what they had to say about this case:

The entire nation has expressed views in favor of and against the verdict. Despite the tone of these views, it is safe to say that the ruling has been much to everyone’s surprise. Nonetheless, it leaves to question why several others with similar track records are not being made to meet similar fates.

If the implementation of this historic decision is followed through, one can foresee the hopefulness amongst the masses and the media to only gain momentum.


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