Twitter reacts to Sharifs’ sentence suspension in Avenfield reference


Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Wednesday suspended the sentence of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Captain (r) Safdar in the Avenfield reference.

An accountability court had sentenced Nawaz to a total of 11 years in prison and slapped a £8 million fine (Rs1.3 billion) in the corruption reference while his daughter Maryam was sentenced to eight years with a £2 million fine (Rs335 million). Additionally, Nawaz’s son-in-law Capt (r) Safdar was given a one-year sentence without any fine.

However, as the IHC suspended the sentence, Pakistani took to Twitter to express their thoughts on the verdict.

Naturally, PML-N supporters were overjoyed.

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf supporters on the other hand, mostly decided to school people on the legalities, while others expressed their disappointment.