Just after a week of their conviction by the accountability court, in the Avenfield Apartments Reference case, the former prime minister—Nawaz Sharif and his daughter—Maryam Nawaz arrived at their political base of Lahore on the evening of Friday, and the moment they landed they were arrested outside their aircraft and were then flown to Islamabad in a chartered plane to their respective places of imprisonment.
Before their departure from London to Lahore, Maryam Nawaz shared some emotional departing photos on her Twitter. One of the posted pictures of the ex-prime minister and Maryam meeting Kulsoom Nawaz in the hospital went viral.
The celebrity stars like Hamza Ali Abbasi and Mawra Hocane have taken it to the social media to call out the Sharif family for their attempt to attain sympathy votes.
Hamza Ali Abbasi tweeted that one needs to be ashamed for using one’s old mother and ill wife for political gains and for hiding the crimes with the intentions of getting the sympathies of the public.
سیاست چمکانے اور اپنے جرائم کو چھپانے کی نیت سے عوام کی ہمدردیاں حاصل کرنے کے لیے اپنی بوڑھی ماں اور بیمار بیوی کو بار بار استعمال کرنے کے لیے بھی تاریخی بے شرمی چاہیے ہوتی ہے. pic.twitter.com/JoyI5OtL1R
— Hamza Ali Abbasi (@iamhamzaabbasi) July 12, 2018
Similarly, on the other hand, Mawra Hocane tweeted that the campaigns that are being conducted for attaining sympathies are ridiculous and that there is no need for creating a circus out of a legal verdict.
The campaigns they are running to get sympathy are quiet ridiculous. There’s no need to create a circus out of a legal decision 🤷🏻♀️
— MAWRA HOCANE (@MawraHocane) July 13, 2018
Whereas Mawra’s sister instead of criticising the Sharifs applauded the top court for the decision.
She tweeted that she is super proud of the judicial system and that she has not seen better news than this for a while. She concluded her tweet with the chant of “Pakistan Zindabad”.
So so proud of our judicial system ! Criminals have been arrested. I haven’t seen a better news in a while ! Pakistan Zindabad 🇵🇰
— URWA HOCANE (@VJURWA) July 13, 2018
Nawaz Sharif and Maryam Nawaz after they landed at Lahore airport were transported to Islamabad in a chartered plane and then in separate convoys were taken to the Adiala jail. Last night the father-daughter duo went through medical examination and have been declared fit