President Erdogan sends good wishes to Sharif family for upcoming elections

President Erdogan sends good wishes to Sharif family for upcoming elections
In this file photo, Pakistani men walk past billboards showing the portraits of Turkish President Recep Tayip Erdogan, center, Pakistani President Mamnoon Hussain, left, and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in Islamabad on Nov. 17, 2016. President Erdogan sends good wishes to Sharif family for upcoming elections. (AAMIR QURESHI/AFP)
Updated 24 July 2018

President Erdogan sends good wishes to Sharif family for upcoming elections

President Erdogan sends good wishes to Sharif family for upcoming elections
  • Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has written a letter to Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif expressing his good wishes for the forthcoming elections in Pakistan and the Sharif family
  • In the letter, the Turkish President described the friendly ties between the two countries, which he said would be strengthened through Shehbaz’s cooperation

LAHORE: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has written a letter to Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif expressing his good wishes for the forthcoming elections in Pakistan and the Sharif family.
In the letter, the Turkish President wrote about the friendly ties between the two countries and said that those ties would be further strengthened due to Shehbaz’s cooperation, reported local media.
While political parties are busy campaigning in the run-up to the elections, the Sharif family remains divided, with former premier Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz in prison.
Nawaz was sentenced to 10 years in prison, with a fine of £8 million (1.3 billion rupees), while Maryam was sentenced to eight years with a £2 million fine (335 million rupees). 
Maryam’s husband Capt. (Retd.) Mohammad Safdar was sentenced to one year in prison in the Avenfield corruption reference case.
Nawaz and his daughter were arrested on their return from London on July 13.