News Desk |
On Friday, the National Accountability Bureau concluded a 10-month long Avenfield corruption case on former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his family.
Indeed a high-profile case in the history of Pakistan’s politics, the court in its judgment convicted Nawaz Sharif, daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Capt. Safdar for 10, 7 and 1 years of imprisonment respectively.
— godfather❗️ (@majorirfan) July 6, 2018
People of Pakistan impatiently awaited the decision that was announced after the delay of four hours. The verdict, however, disappointed the Sharif family and a fraction of people who are mostly the party followers and were anticipating a victory in the case.
The majority of the general public expressed their satisfaction over the decision. The social media since the announcement of the verdict was stormed with messages of appreciation for Pakistan judicial system and chief of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf, Imran Khan.
PMLN reaction after Nawaz Sharif was sentenced to 10 years in prison in the #AvenfieldReferenceCase lol dnt know whether to laugh or feel bad for them thy proved that thy love Nawaz more than PAKISTAN stupids PAKISTAN jeetgaya Awaam ko insaaf mila & thy’re crying? #Pakistankijeet pic.twitter.com/Byb43IkQ59
— Mariam Jamali (@Mariam_Jamali) July 6, 2018
From multiple delays in the announcement of the decision to the final moments, the Twitter was abuzz with hilarious comments and posts from users. Such hilarious comments eased the strained environment created due to delays.
Soon after the announcement of the verdict Maryam Nawaz Sharif went on a tweeting spree. She aggressively condemned the court decision and called it a conspiracy against them. In a series of tweets, she expressed her high resolve to fight back and conviction.
AUR JAB KHUDA ROKNAY PE ATA HA TU….@MaryamNSharif
‘ROK SAKO TU ROK LO’
You remember these words which you used to say in the event of injustice #AvenfieldReferenceCase #supremacyoflaw#RuleOfLaw pic.twitter.com/mwvFHwpvNR
— Shahjhan Malik (@shahjhan_malikk) July 6, 2018
On the other hand, a large number of people praised Imran Khan for adamantly standing against the Sharif dynasty and judiciary for holding accountable the powerful ruling elite for corruption.
The leaders of Pakistan Tehreek-I-Insaf including Jehangir Tareen and Dr. Arif Alvi also issued messages from their social media accounts. The leaders of Pakistan People’s Party, however, gave a mild reaction to the verdict.
— Nazia Memon (@NaziaMemon01) July 6, 2018
Thank you Honourable Justice Bashir & CJP honourable Sakib Nisar for bringing the mafia to justice ✌ #AvenfieldReferenceCase
— maha (@maharafiqe) July 7, 2018
No protest on roads , Seems everyone is happy with verdict of #AvenfieldReferenceCase
— Zubair Malik (@ZubairMalikk) July 6, 2018
Overall, the Friday was indeed a rollercoaster ride for the entire nation; multiple delays, the verdict, the anger and the happiness on the decision.