Hanif Abbasi – Shoaib Malik – Sadaf Kanwal – Meet The Top Newsmakers Of The Week

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Top Newsmakers of the week Pakistan

Here’s our list of the top newsmakers of the week. Scroll down to find out who made headlines and why!

The Sharifs Step Out of Adiala Jail
Nawaz Sharif
Source: Dunya News

In a judgement that left half the country ecstatic with joy and the other half red with anger, Justice Athar Minallah of Islamabad High Court suspended the jail term awarded to former Primer Minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and his son-in-law Captain Safdar.

Read: Islamabad High Court’s Verdict In Favour Of The Sharifs Leaves Half The Country Joyous and The Other Half Angry

Following the judgment, the Sharifs were set free the same day after spending 21 days behind bars.

Hanif Abbasi’s Picture with Nawaz Sharif at Adiala Jail Goes Viral

Hanif Abbasi

Former MNA and jailed PML-N leader, Hanif Abbasi created quite a stir when a picture of him and Nawaz Sharif sitting in the jailer’s office at Adiala Jail was leaked to the media.

It was later clarified that Nawaz Sharif met with Abbasi following IHC’s suspension of the Avenfield Verdict and not while serving the sentence.

Nevertheless, the clarification was not enough to ebb the irk of protesting Pakistanis.

Abbasi was shifted from Adiala to Attock jail following the fiasco.

Sadaf Kanwal Makes a Complete Fool Out of Herself on Tonight With HSY
Sadaf Kanwal
Source: MangoBaaz

Among the top newsmakers of the week was model Sadaf Kanwal. She rightly found herself in the eye of the storm when she made rather callous comments about the Me Too movement.

While commenting on the movement on Tonigh with HSY, the model said, “You know aap key sath Me Too jab ho, tab bol dou. Baad mein aap ko yaad aa raha hai Me Too. So I think jab ho bol dou.” (You know, when you have a Me Too incident, say it then and there. Why recall it later? I think when it happens you should say it.)”

Needless to say, Sadaf’s careless remarks left many women positively enraged including Meesha Shafi, who is literally the flag-bearer of the #MeToo movement in Pakistan.

Shoaib Malik Rescues Pakistan from the Jaws of Defeat
Shoaib Malik
Source: Daily Mail

Shoaib Malik played an extremely calculated game against Afghanistan to save the Pakistani side from defeat.

Read: Let’s Take A Moment To Talk About Rashid Khan & His Formidable Swag

Malik who remained 51 not out hit the match winning boundary to stand out as the true hero of the intense face-off between the two Asian sides.

If we missed any of the top newsmakers of the week, please point out in the comments below!