Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter set to return to Pakistan to appeal corruption convictions

Pakistan’s former prime minister Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif at the United Nations, September 27, 2015. Image from Flickr by United Nations Women. CC: BY-NC-ND 2.0

Pakistan’s former Prime Minister Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif is set to return to Pakistan from the United Kingdom (U.K.) after a Pakistani Accountability Court has sentenced him to ten years in prison for impropriety in the ownership of certain properties in the U.K.

Sharif’s daughter Maryam Nawaz announced in London, England that she and her father will return to Islamabad, Pakistan on July 13, 2018, just a few weeks before Pakistan’s general elections on July 25. They plan to file an appeal against the corruption verdict announced on Friday, July 6.

Sharif and his daughter had been in London tending to Sharif’s wife Kulsoom Nawaz who is currently receiving cancer treatment and is in a coma.

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