Accountability Court Verdict| Nawaz Sharif convicted for 7 years in the Al-Azizia Steel Mills reference

As reported by Dawn, Former Prime Minister of Pakistan, Nawaz Sharif, who was awarded 10 years imprisonment in the Avenfield case, was awarded 7 years imprisonment in the Al-Azizia Steel Mills/ Hill Metal Establishment reference by the accountability court.

It has also been stated that Sharif has also been imposed with a fine of Rs 1.5 billion and $25 million, along with an acquittal in the Flagship Investment case.

According to the sources, it has been stated that the decision stated that in the Al-Azizia reference, “the accused has failed to discharge the burden of proof, therefore, convicted under Section 9(a) (5) of the National Accountability Ordinance (NAO), 1999.”

Furthermore, the court barred him from holding public office for 10 years after completing the sentence.

[Source: Dawn]

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