Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Sentenced To 10 years In Prison

A Pakistani court has sentenced former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to 10 years in prison on corruption charges related to four luxury London flats.The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) court handed down the verdict after a series of delays. His daughter, Maryam Nawaz Sharif, received a seven-year sentence, while his son-in-law, Safdar Awan, was given a one-year sentence. Nawaz Sharif has said the charges are politically motivated. Both he and his daughter are in London, where Sharif’s wife, Kulsoom Nawaz, is receiving treatment for cancer.Judge Mohammad Bashir ordered Sharif to serve 10 years for owning assets beyond income and one year for not co-operating with the NAB. He will serve his sentences concurrently. Daughter Maryam received seven years for abetting a crime and one year for not co-operating – again to run concurrently – while Safdar Awan’s sentence is for not co-operating. Sharif and Maryam also received fines of £8m ($10.6m) and £2m respectively.Photo Credit: Getty

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