Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has said the incarcerated former premier Nawaz Sharif tried to secure his release with the help of two friendly countries.
Addressing mediapersons in Islamabad on Monday, Khan did not reveal the names of the two nations but said that they just conveyed to 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 Supreme Court’s July 28, 2017, order in a Panama Papers case.
Sharif and his family have denied any wrongdoing and allege that the corruption cases against them were politically