Published: Fri, July 13, 2018
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

Ex-Pakistani PM's son-in-law jailed to serve one-year term

Ex-Pakistani PM's son-in-law jailed to serve one-year term

An anti-graft court in Pakistan today adjourned the hearing in a corruption case against convicted former prime minister Nawaz Sharif after the defence lawyer urged the judge to recuse himself from the case.

The father-daughter duo was sentenced on Friday to 11 and eight years in prison and slapped £8-million and £2-million fines, respectively, in relation to the Avenfield properties reference filed by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) last year.

68-year-old Sharif is now in London, where his wife Kulasum Nawaz is undergoing treatment for throat cancer.

The National Accountability Bureau has also made a decision to transfer Nawaz Sharif and Maryam Nawaz through helicopter to Adiala Jail.

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Naturally, Netizens took to social media to mark the occasion hilariously trolling the PML (N) leader and his daughter Maryam, who too was given seven years for abetment, and one year for non-cooperation with the NAB. Strict security measures were also in place outside the complex, Geo TV reported. "We will make sure that Sharif and Maryam do not leave the airport and are arrested there", he said.

A Pakistani anti-corruption court sentenced Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif to 10 years of imprisonment on Friday in one of the three cases of corruption related to the Panama Papers scandal.

After the Supreme Court announced the verdict in Avenfield case Nawaz Sharif and Maryam Nawaz chose to return to Pakistan from London on July 13th. A clash broke out between Nawaz Sharif's Pakistan Muslim League (N) party members and agitated PTI protestors after the incident. PML-N United Kingdom has accused protesters belonged to a rival political party.

"Our workers can not be stopped by any hurdle", she said.

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