PM holds last-minute consultations with family, legal aides
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has on Friday had held last-minute consultations with his family and legal aides on the options available to them in the wake of the verdict. Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, Governors of Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa are also present in the meeting. They will meet later again today after the top court announces its verdict. Pakistan’s Supreme Court was set to announce a new judgement Friday that could topple Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif who is embroiled in a long-running corruption case that has gripped the country. Around 3,000 police and paramilitary forces were to be deployed around the court in Islamabad ahead of the ruling, due to be announced Friday morning, a police spokesman said. The court had in April declared there was “insufficient evidence” to oust Sharif over the graft allegations engulfing his family, and ordered an investigation team to probe the matter.