Ousted Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was convicted in a corruption case along with his daughter Maryam by the country’s accountability court on Friday. While Sharif has been sentenced to 10 years in jail, Maryam has been handed a 7-year-imprisonment in the Avenfield Reference case, the Pakistani media reported.
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The accountability court on Friday announced the verdict in the Avenfield corruption reference filed by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB), handing ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif 10 years as jail time for owning assets beyond income and 1 year for not cooperating with NAB. The sentences will run concurrently so he will serve 10 years in jail.
Nawaz’s son-in-law Captain Safdar has been given 1 year jail time for also not cooperating with NAB.