Nawaz sentenced to 10 years in jail, Maryam 7 years in Avenfield case

The accountability court, in a momentous decision on Friday, sentenced deposed premier Nawaz Sharif to 10 years and Maryam Nawaz to seven years in the Avenfield c huorruption reference.

Capt (retd) Safdar also sentenced to one year in jail.

Sharif has been fined 8 million pounds and Maryam Nawaz 2 million pounds.

The court had reserved its verdict in first of three corruption references against Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Captain (retd) Muhammad Safdar filed by country’s corruption watchdog under Supreme Court orders.

The judgment was reserved by judge Bashir Ahmed who completed the high profile trial under the supervision of a Supreme Court judge.

After disqualifying Nawaz Sharif from holding office in July last year, the apex court had directed the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to file corruption references against members of the Sharif family.

The corruption allegations against the then ruling family emanated from Panama Papers revelations in April 20016.

The ousted prime minister on Thursday filed an application in the Accountability Court , seeking delay in pronouncement of the judgement due to his absence from the country.

Sharif and daughter is in London since June 14 where his wife Begum Khulsoom Nawaz has been undergoing treatment for cancer.

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