Shamim Akhtar
Shamim Akhtar

If he's jailed, will accompany him: Nawaz Sharif's mother

ANI | Updated: Jul 12, 2018 22:47 IST

Islamabad [Pakistan], Jul 12 (ANI): Pakistan's former prime minister Nawaz Sharif's mother Shamim Akhtar vows to go behind the bar if her son gets arrested.
Akhtar, in a video message, said that she would not let Sharif, Maryam Nawaz and Captain (retired) Muhammad Safdar go to jail.
"They are coming home and I would not let them go to jail. If they will be sent to jail, then I will also go with them," Sharif's mother said.
She further asserted, she has faith that all the three are innocent.
"Even the court's verdict states that the charges of corruption have not been proved against them. Then why are they being punished?" she asked, adding that her children are being punished for their loyalty towards the nation.
Meanwhile, security has been beefed in Lahore ahead of Sharif and his daughter's arrival from London
As per Duniya News, the National Highways and Motorway Police have been directed to close all the major entry and exit routes, for preventive measure.
All the arrangement to shift the convicts in Adiala jail through helicopter have been completed and even the accountability court judge Muhammad Bashir has been asked to reach there on July 13.
Nawaz Sharif and his daughter, Maryam Nawaz, are set to return back to Pakistan on July 13.
On July 6, Nawaz was sentenced to 10 years of imprisonment and a fine of eight million pounds was slapped on him in the Avenfield reference case, while Maryam was sentenced to seven years of jail and fined two million pounds, by the Pakistan Accountability Court.
Nawaz's son-in-law, captain (retired) Safdar was awarded one-year jail term. (ANI)