Breaking| Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif sentenced to 10 years in jail in ‘Avenfield’ corruption case

As reported by media, the Accountability Court of Pakistan pronounced the verdict against Former Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif and daughter Maryam with the sentence of 10 and 7 years in jail, respectively. Nawaz has been handed a fine of 8 million pounds, while Maryam has been fined 2 million pounds. The money will go into the state treasury.

Nawaz Sharif and his family are facing trial in three corruption cases filed by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB), which are Avenfield properties, Gulf Steel Mills and Al-Azizia Steel Mills. The Avenfield reference pertains to the purchase of four flats in Avenfield House, Park Lane, London.

Accountability Court-I Judge Mohammad Bashir announced the sentence in the ‘Avenfield’ case. The Avenfield properties reference was one of three filed by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in light of the Supreme Court’s verdict against Nawaz in the Panama Papers case.

[Source: Dawn]

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