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.
File photo of Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. (GETTY IMAGES)
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.
Nawaz Sharif has been given a seven-year sentence and a $25 million fine.— Mehr Tarar (@MehrTarar) December 24, 2018
Here's to Rok Sako To Rok Lo...
Nawaz Sharif's Birthday will be celebrated tomorrow in jail... #NawazShairf— Abrar Cheema (@abcheema10) December 24, 2018
The court found the three-time prime minister Nawaz Sharif was unable to prove the source of income for the steel mill he owned in Saudi Arabia.— Arif Shah (@sacredmashah) December 24, 2018
He can't prove it because he made maximum of his assets through corruption money.....#WelcomeBackToJail pic.twitter.com/9lwgiJMFyK
#WelcomeBackToJail soon became the trending hashtag in Pakistan.
Listen to this..the Elder Sharif who just hours ago was Convicted of Corrupt practices is now demanding a prison transfer .— Dr Bilal Ali (@bilalali1915) December 24, 2018
Guys i tell u these fellows aren't Even Real ThugS .#WelcomeBackToJail pic.twitter.com/WBaf4ff62L
#WelcomeBackToJail His sons Hassan and Hussain have been declared absconders. The court has also ordered that his assets be seized. His assets will be what he has declared, however, that is not public yet. He has been taken into custody by NAB. pic.twitter.com/CEmi4wWjXA— M.Behram Yousuf (@YousufBehram) December 24, 2018
Incidentally, Sharif's birthday falls on December 25 and many came forward to wish their former PM.
Happy Birthday to the three times Ex PM of Pakistan. The man who brought CPEC. The man who made Pakistan " The 7th Atomic Nation” of the world.— Mian Taskeen Alam (@Taskeen_Mian) December 24, 2018
Happy Birthday My leader Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif#HappyBirthdayLeaders#HappyBirthdayNawazSharif@MaryamNSharif pic.twitter.com/9AqGaNJbz5
HBD Nawaz Sharif.U r a great leader. Services u rendered for Pakistan Cannot be erased from the pages of its history. Motor ways,Nuclear state &CPEC are the projects for which u paid a price. Not to worry nation understands that it’s victimisation on the name of Accountability pic.twitter.com/ogVBYhO3X2— Mohsin Ranjha (@MNAMohsinRanjha) December 25, 2018
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