The Accountability Court has ruled against Nawaz Sharif, Maryam Nawaz and Captain Safdar in the Avenfield Apartments reference, sentencing 10, 7 and 1 years in jail respectively on Friday.
Despite repeated delays due to mismanagement, and the Ex-Prime Minister’s plea to delay the verdict, the final decision didn’t bode very well for the Sharif family as disqualified Prime Minister and his daughter Maryam Nawaz were fined £8 million and £2 million respectively.
The news which shocked the PML-N supporters has gained quite a lot of coverage from leading international media outlets.
Let’s have a look at how the leading names in international media covered the news:
Former PM Nawaz Sharif sentenced to ten years in prison, read CNN’s breaking news.
The New York Times
The US media outlet, The New York Times broke the news for their audience following the verdict.
The British daily, BBC was quick to share the news with their readers.
PM Sharif sentenced to 10 years for corruption was the title of the British daily.
Reuters also published the story as soon as the verdict was made public by the accountability court judge.
Corruption charges related to purchase of London flats, verdict likely to affect election.
Gulf News followed as well.
Middle East media giant, Al Jazeera made the historic verdict live.
FirstPost India shared the anti-corruption court’s verdict with their readers.
Los Angeles Times
The Times of India
The Times of India highlighted the punishments announced by the accountability court.