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Thugs of Pakistan: Twitterati Welcome Nawaz Sharif’s Sentence With Brutal Memes

The ousted former prime minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif has been sentenced to seven years in jail on Monday in Al-Azizia case and social media users from the nation have welcomed the move with memes and jokes.

Anurag Verma | News18.com

Updated:December 25, 2018, 10:47 AM IST
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Thugs of Pakistan: Twitterati Welcome Nawaz Sharif’s Sentence With Brutal Memes
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The ousted former prime minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif has been sentenced to seven years in jail on Monday in the Al-Azizia case and social media users from the nation have welcomed the move with memes and jokes.

Judge Muhammad Arshad Malik of Islamabad-based accountability court last week reserved the judgment after completion of hearing in the Flagship Investment and Al-Azizia cases against 68-year-old Sharif. The Supreme Court set the deadline for Monday to wrap up the remaining two corruption cases against the three-time former prime minister.

Sharif, who arrived in Islamabad from Lahore on Sunday, had said that his conscience was clear. "I do not have any sort of fear; my conscience is clear. I have done nothing that would force me to bow my head. (I) have always served the country and this nation with absolute honesty," he said while talking to senior party leaders in a special meeting in Islamabad before going to the court.

As the verdict was announced, Twitterati, especially from Pakistan, took to the platform to express their views.

#WelcomeBackToJail soon became the trending hashtag in Pakistan.

Incidentally, Sharif's birthday falls on December 25 and many came forward to wish their former PM.

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