Nawaz Sharif Tried to Secure Release From Prison Through 2 Friendly Nations, Says Pak PM Imran Khan

Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that incarcerated former premier Nawaz Sharif tried to secure his release with the help of two friendly countries. Addressing media persons here on Monday, Khan did not reveal the names of the two nations but said that they just conveyed him the message but did not press for Sharif’s release.

“They told me that we will not interfere,” said Khan, who was accompanied by the adviser on Finance, Hafeez Sheikh, and Federal Board of Revenue Chairman, Shabbar Zaidi.

Sharif, 69, has been serving a seven-year prison term at the Kot Lakhpat Jail in Lahore since December 24, 2018 when an accountability court convicted him in one of the three corruption cases filed in the wake of the apex court’s July 28, 2017 order in Panama Papers case.

Sharif and his family have denied any wrongdoing and allege that the corruption cases against them were politically

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