London: Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said that Accountability Court (AC) did not convict him of corruption and he will come Pakistan soon.
“I was not convicted of corruption rather for changing the fate of nation, Nawaz Sharif said during press conference in London. “Political opponents are hatching conspiracy against me that due to fear of jail I have taken political asylum in London and will not come Pakistan. I want to tell them that I will come Pakistan and go jail whenever my wife comes into conscious,” he added.
Nawaz Sharif said that Accountability Court and Supreme Court heard this case for two year but both courts could not prove corruption against me. “Several times I was told to leave Pakistan and looked after my ailing wife in London, but I remained in Pakistan and continued my efforts for the development of the country,” he revealed.
The accountability court on Friday convicted Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and his son-in-law Capt (retd) Safdar in Avenfield properties reference.
The court awarded 10-year imprisonment to ousted premier, 7-year to his daughter, Maryam Nawaz and one year to Capt (retd) Safdar in Avenfield corruption reference. Accountability Court-I Judge Mohammad Bashir announced the verdict.
Nawaz and Maryam were also fined 8 and 2 million pounds respectively. The court ordered to confiscate the property in question, suggesting the government to do legislation to bring plundered money back to the country.
Earlier the day, the court rejected Nawaz and Maryam Nawaz plea, seeking delay in Avenfield properties reference.
Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Safdar have been in London since June 14 tending to Kulsoom Nawaz, who is under medical treatment there.