Former Pak PM Nawaz Sharif Sentenced To 10 Years For Corruption

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Former Pak PM Nawaz Sharif Sentenced To 10 Years For Corruption

Posted on : Friday 6th of July 2018

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ISLAMABAD: Former Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif has been sentenced to 10 years in jail for corruption. Nawaz Sharif's daughter Maryam Sharif has been sentenced to seven years in jail.

The verdict was delivered in one of the four cases of corruption against him - the Avenfield corruption case - related to the ownership of four flats in the posh Avenfield House in London.

Nawaz Sharif wanted the announcement of the verdict delayed by a week, but that request was dismissed by the court today. Mr Sharif, who is still in London along with Maryam, had said he wanted to hear the judgement of the case while standing in the courtroom where he "endured more than 100 hearings" with his daughter.

In the identical applications compiled on behalf of Nawaz Sharif and Maryam, the counsel cited the poor health of Kulsoom Nawaz, the wife of the former PM, who is hospitalised in London, as the reason for the family's bid to have the verdict postponed.

Kulsoom, diagnosed with throat cancer last year, was shifted to the UK for further medical treatment. Since then, Maryam and Nawaz Sharif have made several trips back and forth from London to attend the hearings and attend to Kulsoom.

The Avenfield case was among the four corruption cases filed against the former PM and his children by the NAB on the Supreme Court's orders in the Panama Papers case which disqualified Nawaz Sharif.

Apart from Mr Sharif, Maryam and son-in-law Capt (retd) Safdar are accused in the case. Nawaz Sharif's two sons - Hasan and Hussain - also wanted in the case, have been declared proclaimed offenders owing to their no-show.

Courtesy : NDTV

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