Skip to comments.Sharif sentenced to 10 years for graft, daughter gets 7 (Pakistan)
Posted on 07/07/2018 2:39:28 AM PDT by Libloather
Islamabad, July 6 : Dealing a severe blow to the Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) ahead of the general elections, former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was on Friday sentenced to 10 years in prison while his daughter Maryam Nawaz was handed a seven-year jail over graft charges in the purchase of overseas properties.
Sharif, who is currently in London along with his daughter, called the charges "politically motivated" and said he will be returning to Pakistan to face prison. He said he had been punished because he tried to turn the course of the country's 70-year history.
The verdict was delivered by the accountability court in the Avenfield corruption case, which is related to the Sharif family's ownership of four flats in the posh Avenfield House in London.
Sharif, a three-time Premier, was earlier disqualified from standing for his PML-N following conviction in corruption cases. His brother Shahbaz Sharif now heads the party and is running in the July vote.
The court ordered Sharif to pay a fine of $10.6 million while Maryam Nawaz was fined $2.6 million. Her husband Captain Safdar Awan was given one-year sentence.
(Excerpt) Read more at newkerala.com ...
“Sharif sentenced to 10 years...”
That’s a shame. I really liked him in Lawrence of Arabia.
Sharif don’t like it.
I sounds like the Bush’s took over Pok-ee-ston and they dont like them anymore than we do now.
I thought it was the sharif of Rock Ridge. It was the Gucci cowboy outfit that gave him away.
Darn...beat me to it.
The Clash..."Rock the Casbah"
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.