The accountability court, in a momentous decision on Friday, sentenced deposed prime mininster Nawaz Sharif to 10 years in prison. His daughter Maryam has also been sentenced to seven years in the Avenfield corruption case. Sharif's son in law, Capt (R) Safdar has also been sentenced to one year in jail.
All eyes across Pakistan were glued to TV screens as Judge Muhammad Bashir of the accountability court read out the 100-page verdict. The historic decision was to be announced earlier, but after multiple delays, the court announced the verdict in the presence of media personnel at 4:20 pm.
Of course, Twitterati was busy with their own coverage of the incident. Here, we have compiled some of the most hilarious tweets regarding the #AvenfieldReference case. Once the sentences were announced, we hit gold.
While the nation waited for the verdict to be announced, this is what some witty Pakistanis were up to:
Nawaz Sharif's lawyer outside Judge Bashir's chamber. pic.twitter.com/7PFeqkHOWt— SIR .. (@SirJohnRoe) July 6, 2018
While the verdict is being announced:
Earlier, the court had reserved its judgment in the case after almost 10 months of proceedings and roughly 80 plus appearances of the former prime minister, his daughter Maryam and Capt (retd) Safdar.
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