Nawaz Sharif: Pakistan’s ousted PM Nawaz Sharif sentenced to 10 years in prison in a corruption case
His daughter Maryam Nawaz Shairf was given a sentence of seven years. The court docket additionally imposed a effective of £eight million and £2 million on Sharif and his daughter, respectively.
Accountability Courtroom-I Choose Mohammad Bashir additionally sentenced Nawaz’s son-in-law captain (retd) Safdar to at least one 12 months in jail.
The court docket delivered the decision after suspending it for 4 occasions within the Avenfield corruption case – pertaining to the possession of 4 flats within the posh Avenfield Home in London. This is likely one of the three circumstances in opposition to the Sharif household.
Sharif) has been awarded 10 years imprisonment and an eight million pound ($10 million) effective” over the acquisition of high-end properties in London, defence lawyer Mohammad Aurangzeb informed AFP. Prosecution lawyer Sardar Muzaffar Abbas additionally mentioned that the court docket had ordered the properties be confiscated.
The ruling got here weeks earlier than the
common elections in Pakistan on July 25
The Avenfield case was among the many three corruption circumstances filed in opposition to the previous premier and his youngsters by the Nationwide Accountability Bureau (NAB) on the Supreme Courtroom’s orders within the Panama Papers case which disqualified Sharif. The opposite two circumstances are Gulf Metal Mills and Al-Azizia Metal Mills.
Sharifs had filed an software on Thursday requesting the court docket to delay the decision
+ within the Avenfield reference and grant a seven-day exemption within the wake of Nawaz’s spouse, Begum Kulsoom Nawaz’s deteriorating well being.
The accountability court docket on Friday dismissed Sharif’s plea for a delay within the announcement of the decision within the Avenfield corruption case in opposition to his household.
Nawaz Sharif and Maryam are at the moment in London visiting Kulsoom Nawaz, who’s affected by most cancers and is present process remedy there. On June 14, each Sharif and his daughter left for the UK after they had been granted a short exemption from the continuing trial.
Each Sharif and his daughter had been alleged to return to Pakistan by June 27.
The trial in opposition to the Sharif household had commenced on September 14 final 12 months.
Nawaz and his sons, Hussain and Hasan, are accused in all three references, whereas Maryam and her husband Safdar are accused within the Avenfield reference.
If Maryam and Safdar are convicted within the case, they are going to be barred from contesting the overall elections on July 25.
(With inputs from businesses)
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