Failed state Pakistan punishes corrupt Nawaz Sharif, family but Panama Papers collect dust in India

There are many derogatory references to Pakistan in Indian popular culture, the most prominent being a persistent need to call the toilet the name of India’s western neighbour. The practice is so mainstream that unlike most other things, the hate for Pakistan unites disparate regions of the country. Pakistan has been called a failed state, a tinderbox waiting for the next spark to explode into nothingness and its nuclear arsenal falling into the arms of the loonies of the Muslim fundamentalist right.

But that country and its judiciary has done what India has not. Even with the military taking over governance in the country in successful coups, Pakistan has sentenced a prime minister as strong as Nawaz Sharif, his daughter and her husband for corruption. 

Sharif was sentenced to 10 years in prison and fined 8 million pounds, his daughter Maryam 7 years in prison and 2 million pounds and Sharif’s son-in-law

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