Will return to Pakistan despite sentencing, says Nawaz Jul 12, 2018 0 37 12345 AFPLondonFormer prime minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday said he would return to Pakistan this week despite being sentenced in absentia to 10 years in prison by a corruption court there."Despite seeing the bars of prison in front of my eyes, I am going to Pakistan,"he told a conference of his Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) party in London. "Put Nawaz Sharif in prison for life, send him to the gallows but you will have to answer the questions that the people of Pakistan are asking and they will stop only after getting answers,"he said to cheering from supporters. Sharif also alluded to the power of Pakistan's security establishment, saying:"There was a time when we used to say a state within a state, now it's a state above the state".At the conference, held in the ballroom of the Grosvenor House hotel in central London's plush Mayfair district, one man held a placard reading:"Leave democracy alone".Attendees chanted"Nawaz Sharif, We Love You!"as he concluded his speech.Sharif was sentenced by a court in Islamabad last week over the purchase of high-end properties in London. He was ousted from his third term as prime minister by the Supreme Court last year following a corruption investigation and banned from politics for life but remains a powerful symbol for his ruling party.Usman Khan, PML-N's coordinator in Britain, told AFP that Sharif's case"was manipulated by the judiciary and the establishment in Pakistan". POST A COMMENT RELATED ARTICLES Thousands attend funeral of Pakistan politician killed in Taliban attack Jul 12, 2018 0 337 US may review Afghan strategy after a discouraging year: Officials Jul 12, 2018 0 42 Militants storm Afghan govt compound in Jalalabad, kill 11 staffers Jul 12, 2018 0 36 Afghan man deported from Germany commits suicide AFP Kabul An Afghan man deported from Germany has been found dead in a hotel room in Kabul after committing suicide, officials said Wednesday. The 23-year-old man, who has not been identified, was forcibly returned to the .. Act against 'pre-poll rigging', PML-N asks caretaker CM dawn.com Islamabad The PML-N on Wednesday demanded that caretaker Punjab Chief Minister Hasan Askari Rizvi take action against the arrest of over 200 party workers form Rawalpindi and the imposition of Section 144 in .. At lest 50 dead in Nepal floods and landslides dpa Kathmandu Floods and landslides triggered by monsoon rains in Nepal have killed at least 50 people and injured 20 others~in the last two weeks, officials said on Wednesday. The extreme weather has affected 36 of .. Sri Lanka to hang drug criminals AFP Colombo Sri Lanka announced Wednesday it would start hanging drug criminals, ending a near-half century moratorium on capital punishment as officials promised to"replicate the success"of the Philippines drug .. Scholars plead for peace in Afghanistan AFP Jeddah More than 100 Muslim scholars from around the world meeting Wednesday in the Saudi holy city of Makkah issued an urgent appeal for peace in Afghanistan as they ended a two-day conference. "The solution to the ..