Pakistan judge 'forced' to convict Nawaz Sharif, says daughter

ARIF ALI / AFP

Daughter of former Pakistan premier Nawaz Sharif has claimed that an accountability court judge confessed he had been "blackmailed" to convict her father.

Addressing a press conference in Lahore on Saturday, Maryam Nawaz, alongside the top leadership of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), released a video that shows the judge claiming he was coerced to sentence Sharif despite lack of evidence.

She asserted that her father's seven-year sentencing in the Al-Azizia corruption case was severely compromised.

Nawaz and his family have denied any wrongdoing and allege the corruption cases are politically motivated.

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