Federal Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry on Sunday (March 17) while addressing a press conference said that, former prime minister Nawaz Sharif has the option of plea bargain. Adding that Nawaz doesn’t want to get treatment for his cardiac issue from Pakistan.
Fawad Chaudhry said that all the cases against the Sharifs are from the tenures of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz and Pakistan People’s Party. Earlier, this month Maryam had shared that her father Nawaz Sharif’s condition was life-threatening and that he has had four angina attacks. Nawaz has been imprisoned at Kot Lakhpat jail since December 2018 following his conviction in a corruption reference in line with the Supreme Court’s July 2017 verdict.
Plea bargain is the negotiation of an agreement between a prosecutor and a defendant whereby the defendant is permitted to plead guilty to a reduced charge A plea bargain allows both parties to avoid a lengthy criminal trial and may allow criminal defendants to avoid the risk of conviction at trial on a more serious charge.
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17 November, 2019