Islamabad, July 7 :Vowing to continue his political struggle of freeing people of Pakistan from the slavery imposed on them by some generals and judges,from behind the bars,Former Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif said he will return to Pakistan to face the jail.
“I am returning to the country to face the jail and the handcuffs if this is the price I have to pay for loving my country,” Sharif said addressing a press conference in London along with his daughter Maryam,
“I will stand with the masses and stop those who are attempting are creating impediments in the way of the votes,” he added. The former PML-N chief invited the masses to take to the streets in his movement to reclaim the votes.
Both Nawaz and Maryam were convicted by an accountability court in one of the four cases of corruption against Nawaz Sharif – the Avenfield corruption case, which is related to the ownership of four flats in the posh Avenfield House in London.
Sharif said, “I promise that I will continue this struggle until Pakistanis are not free of the chains that they are kept in for saying the truth.”
“I will continue my struggle till the people of Pakistan are not freed of the slavery imposed on them by some generals and judges,” he was quoted as saying by the Dawn newspaper.
Sharif said that if the punishment for “demanding respect for the vote is jail, I am coming to face it”.
The deposed former prime minister Sharif was sentenced in absentia to 10 years of rigorous imprisonment by an anti-graft court in Islamabad in one of the three corruption cases against him in the Panama Papers scandal, dealing a huge blow to his party ahead of the elections on July 25.